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Punjab BJP leaders meet PM Modi, seek reopening of Kartarpur corridor

A delegation of BJP leaders from Punjab met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday and requested him to reopen the Kartarpur corridor before Gurupurab.

Kartarpur corridor | Punjab

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A view of Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019
A view of Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 | Photo: PTI

A delegation of BJP leaders from met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday and requested him to reopen the before Gurupurab.

Pilgrimage to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara was suspended in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The delegation, composed of 11 leaders from Punjab, met Modi at his official residence here and conveyed the sentiments of Sikh guru Guru Nanak Dev ji's devotees, BJP unit president Ashwani Sharma told PTI.

Gurpurab, which marks the birth anniversary of 'Guru Nanak Dev', will be celebrated on November 19 this year.

Sharma said the prime minister assured them that he will look into their demand.

The BJP leaders from are also expected to meet party president JP Nadda later in the day and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday.

The links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district.

Chugh, who was also part of the delegation, said the leaders from Punjab also thanked Modi for taking landmark initiatives for the well-being of both Punjab and the Sikh community.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sun, November 14 2021. 14:47 IST