Hyderabad, Aug 19: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh on Sunday fired on Navjot Singh Sidhu for embracing Pakistani Army Chief General Bajwa during newly-elected Pak PM Imran Khan's swearing-in ceremony in Islamabad on Saturday.
The Punjab CM, who is a fellow Congress leader of Sidhu, said that he was not in favour of his gesture towards Bajwa.
"As far as attending the swearing-in ceremony is concerned, he went there in his personal capacity so it has nothing to do with us. About him being seated next to the PoK President, maybe he (Sidhu) didn't know who he was. But as far as hugging the Pakistan Army Chief is concerned I am not in its favour. It was wrong for him to have shown the affection towards the Pakistan Army Chief," the CM told media on Sunday.
He further said that his own regiment lost one Major and two Jawans a few months ago. Singh also questioned casualties due to firing from the Pakistani side of the border, "Whether the man who pulled the trigger is to be blamed or the man who gives the order? Which is the chief, and the chief is General Bajwa."
Everyday our jawans are getting martyred. To hug their Chief General Bajwa...I am against this. The fact is that the man should understand that our soldiers are being killed everyday: Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh on #NavjotSinghSidhu pic.twitter.com/VIZ6FVmlUb— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2018