Chandigarh, April 19, 2017
Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday welcomed Canadian Defence minister, Harjit Singh Sajjan during his visit to Punjab. In a press statement issued by the party, senior AAP leader and leader of opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Adv. H.S. Phoolka said that the Sajjan has made Punjabis proud by securing high post in the government of Canada so it is the duty of every Punjabi to welcome him during his visit.
Phoolka said that he invited Sajjan for a formal meeting with the party MLAs on the behalf of party but due to unavailability of time and pre scheduled programme he was unable to meet the AAP leaders. As per the Canadian Embassy sources, he had 3 hours time to stay at Chandigarh so the meeting could not happen. The sources say that it was inappropriate to meet the opposition party leaders when the ruling party has denied meeting the defence minister during his visit.