BJP Is Targeting Sidhu for No Strong Reason
The BJP has a knack for creating a controversy where there is none. The latest example is Navjot Singh Sidhu’s visit to Pakistan and his praise of its Prime Minister Imran Khan. The same happened during Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony when Sidhu hugged Pakistani army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa. The right-wing TV channels went to the extent of calling Sidhu anti-national and a Pakistan supporter. In matters of foreign policy, it has always been advisable to speak less and be very guarded. But such lessons have been thrown in the dustbins and speaking more is considered to be a virtue in diplomacy these days. If Sidhu is to be condemned, then how will Prime Minister Modi’s para-trooping in Lahore in December 2015 unannounced, hugging then Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is justified.