New Delhi, Aug 14: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday took a dig at Punjab minister and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu and said that he is suffering from ‘mental imbalance’. Swamy’s remark came a day after Sidhu met officials of Pakistan High Commission regarding his proposed visit to the neighbouring country for attending the swearing-in of Imran Khan as its prime minister. Also Read - India retain top spot in ICC Test Team rankings
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“Mujhe nahi lagta vo sthir dimag ke hain. Thoda bhi santulan dimag mein hai to Pak nahi jayenge. Ye unke liye rajnetik career mein bada nuksan hoga. Isko log gaddari samjhenge,koi maaf nahi karega (I don’t think he has a stable mind. If his mental balance is in place then he will not go to Pakistan. The decision to attend Imran Khan oath-taking ceremony may have an adverse impact on his political career. People will call him anti-national. No one will forgive him),” he said. Also Read - 2nd Test: Pakistan Register Innings Victory Over Zimbabwe to Sweep Series 2-0
Earlier on Monday, Sidhu had told the reporters that he has sought the Centre’s clearance for attending the ceremony in Pakistan.
Pakistan’s prime minister-elect Imran Khan had called up Sidhu to extend invitation to his oath-taking ceremony in Islamabad on August 18.
“I came here for some formalities…I have applied for government’s permission. Everything depends on India government’s permission now,” he said after visiting the Pakistan High Commission here.
Sidhu has informed the Home Ministry and Punjab Chief Minister’s office on his intention to attend the swearing-in ceremony.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party has said Khan’s oath-taking ceremony would take place at the President House in Islamabad.
(Inputs from agencies)