Navjot Singh Sidhu’s Pak Visit Deemed ‘Shameful’ By Opposition. He Is Now Being Called An ‘Opportunist’

3:01 pm 19 Aug, 2018

Navjot Singh Sidhu recently became the matter of discussion for the opposition. Reason – He attended the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan’s new PM, Imran Khan. The ceremony was held in Islamabad, and Sidhu made his visit to the city. BJP ministers began describing the incident as ‘shameful’. The cricketer-turned-politician is also being slammed for his visit, especially in the times when the country is mourning the death of former prime minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Not only this, BJP leaders are taking a dig at him for the hug Sidhu shared with Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, during the ceremony. And now the opposition parties are asking him if he even remembered the sacrifices made by the Indian soldiers at the border.



Punjab BJP chief Shwait Malik opened up on Sidhu’s visit. He mentioned:

“Sidhu’s visit to Pakistan is shameful. On one side, the Pakistan army was involved in attacking our soldiers at the border and on the other side Sidhu was hugging the Army chief. Does it mean he was thanking him for killing our jawans?”


Malik deemed Sidhu as an ‘opportunist’ and also laid accusations on him of playing with the nation’s dignity. He further demanded an apology from Sidhu for his ‘unacceptable act’.



On the other hand, the Shiromani Akali Dal mentioned that Sidhu didn’t maintain the ‘decorum’ and broke it through his Pakistan visit. Let us tell you that Sidhu is a minister in the Cabinet of Amarinder Singh-led Congress government in Punjab.



As per a report, during the swearing-in ceremony, Sidhu was on purpose made to sit adjacent to Masood Khan (who is also the president of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir).



The report also revealed that Sidhu was previously sitting in the back rows with former Pak cricketer Wasim Akram and others. As soon as this news broke out on social media, people have been saying all different kinds of things about Sidhu’s Pakistan visit. Checkout some of the tweets below: