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Sidhu assailed after pro-Khalistan leader shares photo with him on social media

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The Akali Dal asked Navjot Singh Thursday whether "is his priority" or not, a sharp attack after a prominent pro-Khalistan separatist shared his purported photograph with the Cabinet on

Gopal Singh Chawla, the of Sikh Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (PSGPC), Thursday shared the photograph on his page.

Chawla, a known pro-Khalistan voice, was also seen shaking hands with Army Gen at the ground-breaking ceremony of Kartarpur corridor in on Wednesday.

"There was a link between and a terrorist attack that took place in (on Nirankari Bhavan), which is his (Sidhu's) constituency. If he shakes hands with him or do something with him, then has to answer in order to clear whether country is his priority or something else," said.

Three persons were killed while over 20 were injured in a grenade attack on Nirankari Bhavan in on November 18.

Badal said should have known that Pakistan has been involved in pushing drugs into "It is Gen Bajwa who is behind killing our youth with whom he hakes hands."

Taking a swipe at the president, Badal said has a "very good opportunity" to expand his party to Pakistan by making Sidhu the of the party's unit there.

However, slammed the Akali Dal for attacking Sidhu and not taking action against Gobind Singh Longowal, whose photograph with Chawla has also appeared on

"I feel Sukhbir Badal, Badal family and BJP is suffering from Sidhu phobia. I think they chant Sidhu's name more than Baba (Guru) Nanak Dev," said Verka.

"Longowal knows Chawla very well. He knows Chawla is a member of (Pakistan) He also knows Chawla is our country's enemy. Despite this, Longowal posed with Chawla for a picture. Sidhu even does not know about Chawla," claimed Verka.

Verka asked Badal whether he would seek resignation of Longowal as SGPC chief.

Meanwhile, former claimed that Sidhu avoided Chawla many times. "But he (Chawla) managed to get a picture clicked with him," said Sarna at Attari in

Sidhu, Longowal and Sarna had attended the ground-breaking ceremony in Pakistan.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 15:40 IST