Modi jealous for not being invited to Imran Khan’s inauguration: Sidhu

Published: November 17, 2018
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Indian cricketer-turned-politicians has been making headlines ever since attending PM Imran's inauguration. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Indian cricketer-turned-politicians has been making headlines ever since attending PM Imran's inauguration. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu came down hard at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, saying that the PM is envious because he was not invited to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony.

“I will not prove my patriotism to people whose name came up in Godhra riots case,” Sidhu was quoted by Times Now as saying.

The statement comes after BJP leader Manoj Tiwari had asked the Congress party to clarify its stand on controversial statements made recently by party leaders Sidhu and Raj Babbar.

The former cricketer courted controversy by embracing Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on his visit for Prime Minister Imran Khan’s oath-taking as the country’s premier.

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Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal has called Sidhu a hypocrite and called for his call records to be reviewed to see whether “he is in constant touch with Pakistanis”.

Last month, Sidhu once again stirred more controversy by saying that going to Pakistan was better than South India owing to the cultural similarities.

“If I go to Tamil Nadu, I don’t understand the language. Not that I don’t like the food, but I can’t take it for long. That culture is totally different,” Sidhu said while speaking at a literary festival in Kasol.

“But if I travel to Pakistan there is no difficulty. The language is the same and everything there is just amazing,” he added.

 

This article originally appeared on Times Now

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Fahim
    Nov 17, 2018 - 11:01PM

    I am sure that Sidhu will be dead in India even it is heart failure, suicide or road accidentRecommend

  • brijesh kumar
    Nov 18, 2018 - 4:19AM

    I am sure there would be someone in Paikhanistan dying today or natural or unnatural causes.Recommend

  • Ramesh K Sharma
    Nov 18, 2018 - 7:53AM

    @Fahim:
    keep in Pakistan and he will be safe. Also Dawod Ibrahim will have company.Recommend

  • Sudhanshu
    Nov 18, 2018 - 9:07AM

    Siddhu is being criticized by his own Party (which is Ruling in Punjab) rather than Modi and BJP !. Recommend

  • joe
    Nov 18, 2018 - 10:41AM

    @Fahim
    India is not Pakistan dearRecommend

  • Viraf Mehta
    Nov 18, 2018 - 2:18PM

    @Fahim: Why would anyone kill or maim a clown. Sidhu provides entertainment to us Indians. He and Rahul Gandhi are inconsequential people who as the saying goes”Empty vessels make the most noise”. Rest assured Sidhu will not be harmed. Recommend

  • sunil
    Nov 18, 2018 - 3:37PM

    @Fahim:
    yes, you are right, congress might kill him to blame BJP and get sympathy votes.Recommend

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