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Amarinder, Harsimrat in war of words over Kartarpur corridor issue

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh/Ludhiana 

and engaged in a war of words over the corridor issue Friday, with the accusing the government of non-cooperation and the countering her, saying the ball was totally in

Badal, the for food processing industries, charged the Singh-led government with not being serious about the early opening of the corridor that will facilitate Sikh pilgrims from in visiting the historic gurdwara in

"The central government is doing its best on a war footing to complete the corridor at the earliest," she told reporters in

The government has been asked to start acquisition of land, she said, adding,"It was sad that the was not cooperating the way it should."

She said the took one and a half months to send the minutes of the high-level joint meeting of central and officials on the matter.

However, Singh made it clear that the ball was totally in the as the has sent a reminder to the on the matter 11 days ago asking them about further actions required by the

Singh said Badal was brazenly playing with sentiments of people to promote the interest of her family members who, he added, were desperate to return to Punjab's political scene.

A statement quoting the said, a meeting was held on December 12, 2018 under the chairmanship of additional chief secretary, department of home affairs and justice, Punjab. Since it was a bilateral issue with wider ramifications, the follow-up meeting was proposed to be held under the Ministry of Home Affairs,

Singh made it clear that any move to acquire the land can be initiated only after the approval of the

Guru Nanak Dev, the of Sikhism, is said to have lived in in for 18 years till 1539. The Gurdwara Darbar Sahib is built where he took his last breath.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 20:00 IST