New Delhi, December 1: Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi on Friday praised Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for allowing Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to push for the Kartarpur corridor.
SADD president Paramjit Singh Sarna said in a statement that “Sidhu came out shining in giving voice to Sikh sentiments and emotions around Sri Kartarpur Sahib”.
“Clearly, Congress president Rahul Gandhi worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the Punjab minister freely expresses what the Sikh faithful collectively feel about a free passage to their historical gurdwaras on that side of the border,” the SADD leader said.
The statement however condemned the press coverage of the groundbreaking ceremony in Pakistan as “sectarian-minded”.
“Journalists loyal not to objective reporting but to Nagpur’s contaminated ideology went berserk in their attempts to project Sri Kartarpur Sahib as a future hub of militancy. Themselves ultra majoritarian fanatics, they played front foot to the gallery of forces that nurse a diabolical grudge against India’s secular constitution,” the statement said.