Congress MP Manish Tewari Slams Navjot Sidhu On His ‘Trade With Pak’ Comment

New Delhi : Congress MP Manish Tewari on Sunday slammed fellow Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Sidhu over his statement on trade with Pakistan. In his response Manish said that it is ‘useless and futile’ to hold any trade related talks with Pakistan.

While speaking to ANI, the MP said, “Until Pakistan stops sending terrorists to India and dropping drugs and weapons in our areas via drones, it is useless and futile to hold any trade-related talks with Pakistan.”

While interacting with media in Amritsar, Navjot Siddhu had said, “If our friendship is increased with Pakistan then our business will also be increased. I admire our former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s scheme when he started Aman Eman Bus Sewa from India to Pakistan.”

The cricketer-turned-politician further asked that if the Karachi border is open, why they cannot open the Attari border for business.

Responding to the possible alliance of BJP’s with Captain Amarinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress, Mr Tewari said, “Captain has been a Congress leader for 20 years and has been the Chief Minister of Punjab for 9 and half years. Of course, the alliance will impact the politics in the State.”

Last month, Sidhu had addressed Imran Khan as his ‘elder brother’ and raked a controversy.

Sidhu made the assertion of “bada bhai” (elder brother) while interacting with the CEO of the Kartarpur project in Pakistan.

He was in Kartarpur along with several Punjab cabinet ministers to pay obeisance in Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.

Sidhu also said he has lots of love for the Pakistan Prime Minister.

Responding to Sidhu’s remarks, the BJP slammed the Congress high-command with IT Cell head Amit Malviya saying the grand old party was favouring “Pakistan loving Sidhu over veteran Amarinder Singh”.

Punjab is scheduled to go to the Assembly polls in 2022.

In the 2017 Punjab Assembly polls, Congress won an absolute majority in the state by winning 77 seats and ousted the SAD-BJP government after 10 years.

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