It is official now, Canadian premiere and Punjab CM to meet today
Ever since Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stepped in India, the controversy has been on whether he will meet Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh and most of all whether he will meet alongside his cabinet ministers.
But that question has finally been replied, it appears.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has confirmed that he will also meet with all six ministers accompanying the Canadian Prime Minister.
The whole controversy was pertaining Khalistan issue on which the Canadian government was appearing to be soft.
It is now said that Prime Minister Trudeau and Chief Minister Singh will have a one-on-one meeting at the Taj hotel before the Chief Minister interacts with other members of the Canadian cabinet, including three Sikh ministers.
Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu meanwhile accompanied Prime Minister Trudeau to the Golden Temple and later to the Partition Museum in the city.
Amarinder Singh, also known as the Captain, had last year said he was “not interested” in meeting Canadian ministers.
He had no hesitation in making criticism of Canada’s soft approach to Sikh extremist groups campaigning for a Khalistan state.
Canadian cabinet ministers including Harjit Singh have categorically denied the accusation, calling it ridiculous and offensive. Sikhs account for less than 1.5 per cent of Canada’s population. >