PM Modi Says "Correcting Congress' Mistakes Was My Destiny" On Kartarpur

PM Modi Says "Correcting Congress

PM Modi Says "Correcting Congress' Mistakes Was My Destiny" On Kartarpur 

New Delhi: Today, PM Modi said that one of the holiest Sikh shrines, the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara went to Pakistan because of the lack of vision and sensitivity of Congress leaders. While campaigning in Rajasthan, the Prime Minister referred to the Kartarpur corridor being built between the two nations to enable Sikh pilgrims from India to visit the gurdwara and questioned why this was not done 70 years ago.

The Prime Minister said, "The credit of the Kartarpur corridor goes to your vote. Correcting Congress mistakes was my destiny," at a rally in Hanumangarh on the last day of campaigning for the polls to be held on Friday.

PM Modi accused that Congress leaders at the time had "no idea about the importance of Guru Nanak Dev" and no respect for Sikh sentiment.

Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri had said the corridor "should have been operationalised many years ago. The cartographer who made the (boundary) line made a fundamental mistake," during the ground-breaking ceremony for the Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan.

The Kartarpur Gurdwara which is located around three-four km from the border on the banks of the river Ravi in Pakistan, is important for Sikhs as their main guru,  Guru Nanak Dev spent 18 years here.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh inaugurated the corridor in India on November 27 and in Pakistan it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan.