‘Send your children to border’: Gautam Gambhir hits out at Navjot Sidhu

Gautam Gambhir said that India has been fighting against Pakistan-sponsored terrorism for 70 years (File)

New Delhi:

Delhi BJP MP Gautam Gambhir on Friday slammed Punjab Congress chief Navjot Sidhu for calling Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan his “big brother”, asking him to send his children to the border before making such remarks.

The cricketer-turned-politician also said that India has been fighting Pakistan-sponsored terrorism for 70 years and it is “shameful” on Sidhu’s part to call the prime minister of a “terrorist country” his elder brother.

He tweeted, “Send your son or daughter to the outskirts and then call the head of a terrorist state your big brother! #disgusting #spineless.”

Mr Sidhu, who offered prayers at the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan earlier in the day, was engrossed in his praise for Imran Khan.

He said, “Imran Khan is my elder brother. I feel very honored. He (Imran Khan) has given us a lot of love.”

In a statement, Mr Gambhir, the Lok Sabha MP from East Delhi, further said, “Does Sidhu remember that Pakistani terrorists killed more than 40 of our civilians and jawans in Kashmir in the last one month?”

A former member of Team India, Mr Sidhu had earlier courted controversy by hugging the then Pakistan Army Chief General Bajwa during a visit to the neighboring country in 2018.

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