Amarinder Remarks on Canadian Ministers Sparks Row

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Chief Minister has termed the Defence Minister a ‘Khalistan sympathiser’

By Suhasini Haidar, Vikas Vasudeva

Terming Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s remarks against its Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan both “disappointing and inaccurate”, Canada on Thursday rejected the allegation that Mr. Sajjan and three cabinet colleagues were supporters of Sikh separatist groups, or “Khalistanis”.

“We regret that the Chief Minister of Punjab is unavailable to meet with Canada's Minister of Defence. The comments regarding Canada’s Ministers are both disappointing and inaccurate,” the Canadian High Commission in Delhi said in a statement about Captain Amarinder’s comments that have set off a political and diplomatic storm in India ahead of Mr. Sajjan’s visit from April 17-23.

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JULY 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 12


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