Manmohan Singh is scheduled to visit the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara to join the mega event after the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor. (Photo Credit: PTI)
The Congress has constituted a delegation which will visit Kartarpur Sahib along with former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh. The delegation includes Captain Amarinder Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, RPN Singh, Asha Kumari, R Surjewala, Deepender Hooda and Jitin Prasada.
Manmohan Singh is scheduled to visit the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara to join the mega event after the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor. He will visit as an ‘ordinary man’ only after the grand opening of the corridor.
Speaking to Pakistan's Capital TV, Qureshi: “I had invited former PM of India. I am thankful to him, he wrote me a letter and said, 'I'll come but not as chief guest but an ordinary man.' We'll welcome him even if he comes as an ordinary man.”
Earlier Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said Manmohan Singh has agreed to join the first all-party ‘jatha (delegation) to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara.
He also invited President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev and said that the two have agreed to attend.
In separate meetings with the president and the prime minister, he urged them to join the mega celebrations to mark the auspicious occasion.
After his meeting with Manmohan Singh, Amarinder clarified that neither he nor the former prime minister had any plans to "visit" Pakistan and were merely visiting the historic and holy gurdwara through the Kartarpur Corridor as part of an all-party delegation.
"There is no question of me going (to Pakistan for the Kartarpur Corridor opening) and I feel Manmohan Singh will not go as well," he had told reporters, pointing out that there was a huge difference between visiting Pakistan and going to the gurdwara through the Kartarpur Corridor.