Modi blames Congress for letting Kartarpur 'go to Pakistan' in 1947

The Indian premier credits himself for Kartarpur corridor opening


News Desk December 04, 2018
Prime minister Narendra Modi addresses the rally at Sher-e-Kashmir cricket stadium in Srinagar. PHOTO COURTESY: INDIAN EXPRESS

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi upbraided the Congress Party for letting Kartarpur gurdwara "go to Pakistan" in 1947, Hindustan Times reported on Tuesday.

Addressing a rally in Hanumangarh, Rajasthan, Modi called the Sikh temple of Baba Guru Nanak Dev going to Pakistan a result of the Congress Party's neglect for the Sikh community.

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He said that in a rush to take charge of the country the Congress did not keep in mind sentiments of the Sikh Community and made the mistake of letting Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara go to Pakistan.

“My destiny has been to fix Congress’ wrongs. The holy work of Kartarpur corridor has also come to me. We should ask the Congress, why they had let Kartarpur go to Pakistan at the time of partition."

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"Had the Congress paid a little bit of attention, Kartarpur Gurdwara, which is just three kilometres away, would have been in India. We should also ask the Congress why they had not got the corridor built in the last 70 years,” Modi said.

Modi also proclaimed that Kartarpur corridor is an achievement of the Bharatiya Janta Party. He said that work was being done now because people had voted the BJP government into power.

This article originally appeared in Hindustan Times.

COMMENTS (3)

Bunny Rabbit | 2 years ago | Reply Let the general populace not be cheated. elections are coming ...Time for big talk ....
AK | 2 years ago | Reply Mr. Modi should blame the bigoted mindset of its ruling Brahman class and their supporters who want all Indian Muslims, Sikhs and other minorities to be deported from India by force. The country is really becoming an Apartheid state.
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