Congress leader and Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has landed in fresh trouble over his visit to Pakistan for the ground breaking ceremony of Kartarpur Sahib corridor. Sidhu met pro-Khalistan leader Gopal Singh Chawla during the visit triggering a row.
Chawla, noted Khalistani hatemonger, posted a photo with Sidhu on social media.
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Reports of Sidhu meeting a prominent pro-Khalistan separatist leader emerged just hours after Gopal Chawla was seen shaking hands with Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa during Kartarpur event.
When asked, a Pakistani official said, Gopal Singh is a senior leader of Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (PSGPC), and he was invited to all events involving the Sikh community.
Singh is the general secretary of the PSGPC and is known as a pro-Khalistan voice.
He was seen shaking hands with the Pakistan Army chief. Several other pro-Khalistan leaders were also present at the event.
Sources said Singh was instrumental in denying access to Indian High Commission officials to two gurudwaras in Pakistan a few days back.
The officials had gone to the gurudwaras to meet Indian pilgrims. India had slammed Pakistan for refusing access to the pilgrims.
WATCH: Sidhu meets Khalistani separatist