Corridor Controversy: Fight for corridor credit begins...Punjab minister puts black tape on names

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Nov 26: Corridor controversy has begun and a fight for the credit of this corridor has begun. There is an open fight over credit for Kartarpur corridor. The controversy before the corridor opening has begun. A Congress minister has blackened the name of Punjab CM, Badals. Corridor means a hasslefree visit to Gurudwara and no visa will be required. Corridor will aid Sikh pilgrimage.But Punjab Minister SS Randhawa has put black tape on his, CM and other Punjab ministers' names on the foundation stone. Randhawa said, "I did this in protest against Parkash and Sukhbir Badal's names on stone. Why is their name here? They are not part of the executive, it is not BJP-Akali event.''

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday ia all lay the foundation stone for the construction of Dera Baba Nanak-Karatarpur Sahib road corridor.The corridor will reach up to the international border with Pakistan.The foundation stone laying ceremony will be performed in the Mann village of Gurdaspur district in Punjab.Vice President Naidu will be accompanied by Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.The Shiromani Akali Dal has also announced that the party leadership and workers would take part in the ground-breaking ceremony of the proposed corridor to Shri Kartarpur Sahib on the Indian soil while singing hymns of Gurbani on November 26.The decision to build the corridor from Dera Baba Nanak to the International Border was taken on November 22 by the Union Cabinet.On the same day Pakistan's Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, had announced that Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan would be breaking ground for the Kartarpur corridor on November 28.The development of the corridor will facilitate lakhs of pilgrims from India to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur on the banks of river Ravi, in Pakistan, where Guru Nanak Dev spent 18 years.

With Agencies