Have more Sikhs in my cabinet than Modi, says Canadian PM

Justin Trudeau has three Sikh ministers in his, while there are only two Sikh minister in Indian cabinet

News Desk March 12, 2016
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kneels as he arrives at the Gurdwara Sahib Ottawa Sikh Society in Ottawa, Canada. PHOTO: REUTERS

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proudly said on Saturday that he has more members of Sikh community in his cabinet than India’s Modi has.

Trudeau said this during an address at the American University when a Pakistani student from Punjab, Jahan, told the Canadian premier that how great it was to see so many Punjabis in his cabinet.

Responding to his comment, Tradeau said with a laughter that, “I have more Sikhs in my Cabinet than Modi does.”

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The Canadian premier has three Sikh ministers in his cabinet, namely: Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi and Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. On the other hand, the Indian Prime Minister Narendar Modi has only two Sikh ministers in his government and that’s how Tradeau takes the lead in this case.

The Canadian prime minister is widely known for his acceptance towards all religion and is often seen doing Bhangras with Sikh community members and even have helped their women prepare ‘langar’ in the Gurdwara – the Sikh worship place.

The young prime minister and inspiration to many has also participated in Diwali celebrations of Hindu believers besides reciting a 'Gurbani' at the Gurdwara.

The article originally appeared in The Huffington Post


Ravi | 5 years ago | Reply @just_someone: great, we needed to hear this from a Pakistani! Look at your totally bigoted sunni wahhabi Islamic country, and try and fix it first before you pass judgement on others!
Mr Tolerant | 5 years ago | Reply Mr or Ms "Another Indian" or should I say Modi's Bakht, I am not sure why all of the India thinks speaking of Kashmir and issues like intolerance, discrimination and an inclusive society in INDIA is a sign of sedition and anti India sentiments. We need to get out of this craziness and embrace the fact that there is lot to be done in India, we have seen instances where media personnel just created hype of minor incidents to get higher TRPs, morphed speeches of JNU students were knowingly played 24/7 on various news channels, two of the biggest stars of Bollywood were unjustly persecuted by the media for just speaking their minds. Mr Bakht your "Kind" is the root of all evils of Indian society, on one end you pretend to be secularist and on the other you whine about Hindu inclusion in Canadian cabinet and praise the guy who is personally responsible of Killing thousands and persecuting of other minorities (no discrimination here, all non- Hindu minorities were and are equally persecuted by the Indian government in the disguise of RSS).
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