There is uncertainty over a formal meeting between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh during the former’s visit to Amritsar on February 21.
“Trudeau will not meet the Indian politician who has publicly accused members of his Cabinet of being connected to the Sikh separatist movement,” an official statement said.
Sources in the PMO indicated that no efforts were being made as of now to arrange a meeting between the Canadian PM and Capt Amarinder.
At the same time, a government spokesman refused to comment on news reports that Capt Amarinder would accompany the Canadian PM on his visit to the Golden Temple.
Earlier, Capt Amarinder had refused to meet Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan during the latter’s Punjab visit in 2017, dubbing him a “supporter of the Khalistan movement in Canada”.