Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has accepted the invitation of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to join in his first all-party “jatha” to visit Kartarpur Sahib temple.
The news of acceptance was confirmed by the media adviser to the Punjab chief minister Raveen Thukral in a tweeted message.
Former PM Dr Manmohan Singh accepts @capt_amarinder’s invite to join 1st Jatha to Sri Kartarpur Gurdwara on Nov 9, will also attend Sultanpur Lodhi main event @550yrsGuruNanak pic.twitter.com/cD9rJoZUBT
— Raveen Thukral (@RT_MediaAdvPbCM) October 3, 2019
Punjab Chief Minister: Happy to meet former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh ji at his residence today. Have invited him to join us on the 1st Jatha to Sri Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara & attend the main event at Sultanpur Lodhi to mark Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji's 550th Prakash Purab. pic.twitter.com/hsb5NUND2B
— ANI (@ANI) October 3, 2019
It has also been reported that the Punjab Chief Minister has also invited President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to join the occasion of the 550th Prakash Purab celebration of Guru Nanak Dev.
Previously, the Pakistan government had also invited former Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to inaugurate the Kartarpur Corridor.
In his meeting with PM Modi, Amarinder Singh also urged him to seek political clearance to facilitate the smooth conduct of this all-first party “jatha”. The leader also wrote to the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to seek his intervention in the logistics of the event.
Kartarpur Corridor is a cross-border corridor project between the neighboring nations of India and Pakistan. It is being built to allow the Sikh followers to reach Kartarpur. The corridor connects the Sikh shrines of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur. The corridor will now allow Indian pilgrims to move visa-free. They just have to obtain a simple permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib.