AAP MLAs “Denied” Permission To Visit Kartarpur Shrine, Claims Party

AAP had on Wednesday stated its Punjab MLAs would pay obeisance at Kartarpur Sahib on November 19. (File)

New Delhi:

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday claimed that its delegation was “denied” permission to go to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan, blaming the Centre and the Punjab authorities for a similar.

The social gathering had on Wednesday stated the Punjab MLAs beneath the management of state unit chief Bhagwant Mann would pay obeisance at Kartarpur Sahib on November 19 on the event of Guru Nanak Dev’s “Parkash Utsav”.

AAP chief Raghav Chadha, in a tweet, shared a purported communication by the Centre to the Punjab authorities concerning the political clearance for the go to of ministers and MLAs to the shrine over three days.

“AAP delegation has been denied permission to visit Sri Kartarpur Sahib by Modi-Channi duo. It is clear that as per a tactical understanding between PM Modi and CM Channi, only Channi and his men are permitted to visit. The match-fixing between Modi & Channi has surfaced yet again (sic),” he stated.

Mr Chadha, the co-incharge of the social gathering’s political affairs in Punjab, additionally shared an inventory of the Punjab authorities delegation permitted by the Centre, on the microblogging website.

Reacting on the matter, AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated it’s improper to forestall one from bowing down in “Guru Maharaj ji’s darbar on the day of Guru Parv”.

“Such politics is not good for the country and society. Even an enemy should not be stopped from bowing down and offering prayers in the court of Guru Maharaj ji,” he tweeted.

Later in a video message, Mr Chadha stated the AAP had submitted an utility to each the Centre and the Punjab authorities, requesting for giving political clearance and permission to the social gathering delegation to go to Kartarpur Sahib.

“But, both the Modi government and Channi-led dispensation in Punjab denied giving permission to the AAP delegation to bow down in the court of Kartarpur Sahib,” he added.

On the opposite hand, he claimed, the Punjab Congress delegation “did not face any problem” in getting the permission.

Mr Channi and a few of his Cabinet ministers on Thursday provided prayers at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, travelling there by means of the visa-free Kartarpur hall that reopened after a niche of 20 months.

The Kartarpur Corridor hyperlinks Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the ultimate resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district.

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