Kartarpur Corridor: Minister puts black tape on his, CM Amarinder's names
Chandigarh: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Monday laid the foundation stone of a road project that will link the Kartarpur corridor (in Pakistan) by pressing a button.
Just before few hours of the ceremony Punjab minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa pasted black tape on his, chief minister Amarinder Singh and other Punjab ministers' names on a plaque.
"I have done this to protest inclusion of Parkash Singh Badal's and Sukhbir Singh Badal's names on the foundation stone. Why are their names here? They are not a part of the executive. It's not a BJP-Akali event," Randhawa said.
What else Randhawa said:
- Why are the names of Parkash and Sukhbir Badal on the stone, they are not part of the executive, it is not a BJP-Akali Dal event.
- This is not a war for taking credit. Nobody's name should have been there. 'The Guru Ka Marg dedicated by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu' should have been mentioned instead.
To mark Guru Nanak Dev Ji's 550th birth anniversary in 2019, the government had on November 22 decided to build the Kartarpur road corridor up to international border between India and Pakistan as an integrated development project.
The corridor will let Sikh pilgrims visit the iconic Gurudwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur on the banks of river Ravi in Pakistan.
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh also marked their presence at the ceremony.