Now, Hardeep Puri says Pak policies could ‘undo’ goodwill generated from Kartarpur

NEW DELHI: Union Minister and BJP leader Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday cautioned that if Pakistan persisted with their hitherto known policies, the goodwill generated after Kartarpur Corridor will be “undone”.
“I concur with PM Narendra Modi’s view that corridor initiative, anchored in hope, is like the fall of the Berlin wall. There can be goodwill, but if friends on other side persist with policies where they stand exposed then it would be undone,” Mr Puri tweeted.
Mr Puri further said: “Our Prime Minister wants peace but it takes two to tango”.
The missive from the Union Housing Minister comes hours after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday evening joined issue with her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi for his ‘googly’ remarks on Kartarpur Corridor engagement between two sides.
“Mr Foreign Minister of Pakistan – Your ‘googly’ remarks in a dramatic manner has exposed none but YOU,” Ms Swaraj had tweeted two days after Mr Qureshi told a function in Islamabad on Thursday that”Imran (Khan) delivered a ‘googly’ and India sent two ministers to Pakistan”.
Ms Swaraj maintained the remarks from Mr Qureshi only “showed that you have no respect for Sikh sentiments. You only play googlies”.
Earlier on Friday, Akali Dal leader and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal who went to Kartarpur on November 28 along with Mr Puri, has said that there should be any ‘one-upmanship’ on the Kartarpur development.
“Going to Sri Kartarpur Sahib was matter of faith for me. Indulging in one-upmanship on this sacred issue is uncalled for,” Ms Badal wrote in a Tweet adding, “No one was bowled over by any googly”.
On Saturday afternoon, Pakistan has alleged that there is a “relentless negative propaganda campaign being waged by a section of the Indian media” on the Kartarpur Corridor initiative and hoped that “every effort would be made to preserve and take forward the Kartarpur spirit”.
“The inauguration of the Corridor project on both sides has created another moment of hope for the peoples of India and Pakistan. We hope every effort would be made to preserve and take forward the Kartarpur Spirit,” the Pakistan Foreign ministry said in Islamabad. (AGENCIES)

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