Rajya Sabha MP and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy is known for speaking his mind. Swamy has hit out at Navjot Singh Sidhu for his closeness to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Sidhu was invited by Pakistan as a guest during the opening of the Kartarpur corridor on Saturday. Sidhu has been criticised for praising Imran and hugging Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa during Khan's swearing-in ceremony last August. Speaking to News Nation, Swamy said that he is willing to offer Navjot Singh Sidhu to Pakistan in exchange for 'good muslims' from the neighbouring country. Swamy said, "I appeal to the Pakistan government to take Navjot Singh Sidhu and give us good muslims from there in exchange offer."
Sidhu, on Saturday, described the opening of the Kartarpur corridor as an ointment on the wounds the people who witnessed bloodbath during the partition. He thanked the prime ministers of India and Pakistan for the historic move.
During his address at the inauguration ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor, Sidhu said no one can deny "my friend" Imran Khan's contribution in making the opening of the corridor possible.
"Imran Khan has made history," he said.
Calling Khan the king of hearts, Sidhu said, "Sikandar (Alexander) had won the world with fear and you won the heart all over the world."
Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician thanked the former Pakistani cricket captain for taking the bold step to build the Kartarpur corridor "without looking at gains or losses".
Sidhu also thanked Prime Minister Modi for realising the dream of the Sikh community.
"I am thanking Modi ji also, it doesn't matter if we have political differences, doesn't matter if my life is dedicated to the Gandhi family. I am sending a Munnabhai MBBS-style hug to you Modi sahab for this," said Sidhu.
Taking a swipe at those who had criticised him for hugging Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa during Khan's swearing-in ceremony last August, he said the hug has worked.