Condemning Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for his refusal to meet with the visiting Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan by terming him as “Khalistani”, Spokesman and MLA of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Sukhpal Singh Khaira today said that it reflects the vindictiveness of Captain Amarinder Singh towards Punjabis living in Canada. “It is unfortunate that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has not only insulted the Canadian Defence Minister, but entire Punjabis in general and Sikhs in particular, who have already proved their mettle on foreign land not only in business but in political arena as well by getting elected as MPs/MLAs to become Ministers”, Khaira said. Captain Amarinder Singh’s ‘’outburst’’ against Canadian Defence Minister is nothing else but his being vindictive towards him as he (Chief Minister) wanted to take “revenge” from NRIs living in Canada because they did not welcome him (CM) during his pre-poll visit to Canada.
“Captain must understand that people of Canada not only elected Harjit Sajjan as MP, but he also represents Government of Canada and as a Sikh and CM of Punjab, he should welcome the visiting Canadian Defence Minister”, Khaira added. It is pertinent to mention here that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has openly refused to meet the visiting Sikh Canadian Defence Minister and even stated “These Khalistani sympathisers had last year prevailed upon the authorities to b lock my entry into Canada”.Khaira demanded that Capt Amarinder should immediately withdraw his remarks against the Canadian defence minister. Khaira said he being the senior leader of AAP and chief whip of the party would organise a welcome for the Canadian defence minister in case Capt Amarinder continued to stay adamant.