Yet another controversy; Trudeau’s delegation includes journo opposed to PM Modi
In what appears to be unending series of controversies surrounding Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to India, a journalist who had protested Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Canada in 2015 is also part of visiting dignitary’s delegation.
It has been reported in sections of media that Manvir Singh Saini is part of Trudeau’s media delegation and has accompanied him to all officials events.
It was informed that it was in April 2015, pictures of Saini holding banners that said, ‘Modi is a Terrorist’, ‘Modi you are not welcome in Canada’ and ‘India out of Khalistan’ with Air India One in the background.
The pics had gone viral during Modi’s state visit to Canada.
Saini also attended a formal event hosted by High Commissioner of Canada in India, Nadir Patel, in New Delhi Thursday.
The report also quoted Saini confirming that he was part of Trudeau’s media delegation and was attending the event hosted by Canadian High Commissioner.
Saini works for a Canadian TV channel, TV84, run by Dr Amarjit Singh, said the report.
Earlier, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) initiated a probe into how a visa was issued to Jaspal Atwal, a convicted Khalistani separatist, which forced High Commissioner Patel to cancel the dinner invite extended to Atwal.>