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11-member BJP delegation meets PM, demands reopening of Kartarpur corridor before Gurpurab on Nov 19

Aditi Tandon

Press Reporter News Service

New Delhi, November 14

A high-level delegation of BJP leaders from Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence on Sunday morning and demanded the reopening of the Kartarpur hall forward of Guru Nanak Dev’s beginning anniversary on November 19.

The hall was closed within the wake of Covid-19 and calls for to reopen it have been rising in latest previous with the ruling Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab making repeated calls for.

The 11-member delegation comprising senior BJP leaders Ashwani Sharma, Saudan Singh, Tarun Chugh, RP Singh, Dushyant Gautam, Tejinder Bagga amongst others in a illustration to the PM cited day by day new Covid instances stabilising round 10,000 and lively instances at a 274-day low (1.35 lakh) apart from the supply of over 110 crore Covid 19 vaccine photographs to demand that the hall be reopened “in keeping with the emotions of Sikh devotees who wish to cross over to the Pakistan to pay obeisance to Guru Nanak at Dera Baba Nanak.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in 2019 inaugurated the Indian aspect of the Kartarpur hall, which hyperlinks Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the ultimate resting place of the primary Sikh guru and Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district.

“The Dera Baba Nanak shrine went to Pakistan on the time of Partition as a result of callousness of the Congress, although it’s positioned simply 3 km from the border. Subsequent governments did nothing to reopen the hall. PM Modi finally reopened the hall honouring the emotions of Sikhs the world over,” the delegation stated in a memorandum to the PM.

The leaders additionally stated that with the financial and different actions reopening progressively, the hope for reopening of the hall had been revived.

“We hope your good self will reopen the hall for the Sikh devotees to have fun Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak on November 19,” the delegation stated.

The delegates stated the BJP authorities on the Centre had executed for Sikhs what no different authorities had executed previously, together with the structure of a particular investigation crew to convey to justice the culprits of 1984 Sikh bloodbath, the latest safety granted to Sikhs from Afghanistan, the commissioning of particular flights to retrieve Guru Granth Sahib copies from war-torn Afghanistan and the reopening of the Kartarpur hall.

Dyal Singh Sodhi, BJP common secretary Punjab, stated after the assembly, “We’re extraordinarily hopeful of the hall’s reopening. PM Modi did for Sikhs what the governments may by no means do in 70 years. The federal government beneath the PM additionally marked the four-hundredth beginning anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur in an enormous method. In the identical spirit we hope the Kartarpur hall could be reopened too.”

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