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Salman Haidar rejects Pak Minister's googly remark on Kartarpur corridor

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

India's former has rejected the claim of Pakistan's Shah Mahmood Qureshi's claim that his had bowled a "googly" to ensure India's presence at the groundbreaking ceremony of corridor on November 28.

"gives us too many metaphors and images. I see no googlies in all this. It is a sincere effort by both countries, especially from our side, to gratify the sentiments of people in the name of and to celebrate life, huge achievements, love, and affection that have been implicit and projected in the life of That is the more important issue. Googlies and so on are entirely secondary," Haidar told ANI.

Hitting out at Qureshi for his recent statement on corridor, had on Saturday said that "was not trapped by Pakistan's googlies."

India's two Union Ministers-Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri-had attended the groundbreaking ceremony of Sahib Corridor on side on November 28, as representatives of the

Taking to her handle, Swaraj told Qureshi that his "googly" remark exposed him, and also shows that he has no respect for the sentiments of the Sikh community.

"of Pakistan-Your 'googly' remark in a dramatic manner has exposed none but YOU. This shows that you have no respect for Sikh sentiments. You only play googlies," Swaraj tweeted.

"Let me explain to you that we were not trapped by your googlies. Our two Sikh Ministers went to Kartarpur Sahib to offer prayers in the holy Gurdwara," she added.

Earlier on Saturday, while addressing the media in poll-bound Rajasthan's Jaipur, Swaraj had asked Pak to clear his stand on the 'googly' remark made by his minister.

"First of all, it was a pious work. There should not be a race of credit. should answer that it was a googly or he had respected the sentiment of Sikhs from all across the world," she asserted.

The foundation stone of the route was laid down by Khan on November 28. The Kartarpur corridor along India-border is three kilometres away from Gurdaspur in Once opened, it would allow Sikh pilgrims a direct access to the historic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan, where died in 1539.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 15:50 IST