New Delhi: Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan on Tuesday responded to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s accusation that he was a ‘Khalistani sympathiser’ by saying that while the accusations hurt he wasn’t in India to play petty politics.
“I don’t want to be sucked into the internal politics of a province of a nation. My goal is to build relationships. I am proud of the fact that I was born here,” he said.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh last week called Sajjan a “Khalistani sympathiser” and said he would not meet him during his expected visit to India later this month.
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Speaking during a programme on a channel, the Chief Minister alleged: “Harjit Sajjan is a Khalistani sympathiser and so was his father. There were, in fact, five ministers in the Justin Trudeau government who were Khalistani sympathisers and I will not have any truck with them.”