Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has demanded that Punjab minister and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu must be arrested under the National Security Act. Attacking the cricketer-turned-politician over his photograph with pro-Khalistani leader Gopal Chawla, the Rajya Sabha MP said that Sidhu should be investigated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Referring to Sidhu’s claim that he did not know who Gopal Chawla is, the BJP leader said, “Then you say that I have nothing to do with Khalistan and condemn it. But he should be investigated by NIA and arrested under National Security Act.”
A political war of words erupted on Thursday when Gopal Chawla shared a photograph with Sidhu, clicked during the latter’s visit to Pakistan for the ground-breaking ceremony of Kartarpur corridor, on his Facebook profile.