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Kartarpur corridor: Sushma Swaraj declines Pakistan’s invitation for groundbreaking ceremony, 2 ministers to represent India

In a series of tweets, Sushma Swaraj said that she was unable to travel to Kartarpur Sahib on Nov 28 and two ministers of Union Council of Ministers - Harsimrat Kaur Badal and H.S.Puri- will represent India at the event.

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New Delhi Updated on: November 25, 2018 1:04 IST
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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday declined invitation from Pakistan for participation in the groundbreaking ceremony for a corridor to Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara on November 28.

In a series of tweets, Sushma Swaraj said that she was unable to travel to Kartarpur Sahib on Nov 28 and two members of Union Council of Ministers - Harsimrat Kaur Badal and H.S.Puri- will represent India at the event.

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Earlier in the day, Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had extended invitation to Sushma Swaraj, Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and state minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for attending the groundbreaking ceremony. 

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the groundbreaking ceremony of the project on November 28 while President Ram Nath Kovind and Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will lay the foundation stone of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on the Indian side on November 26.

Union Cabinet had cleared a proposal on Thursday to develop a corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab's Gurdaspur district to the International Border to facilitate Indian pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan.

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