'Googly' remark shows Pak has no respect for Sikh sentiments: Sushma Swaraj  

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New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 02, 2018, 07:16 AM(IST)

Sushma Swaraj and Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Photograph:( ANI )

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'Let me explain to you... our two Sikh ministers went to Kartarpur Sahib to offer prayers in the Holy Gurudwara,' Swaraj said. 

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday reacted to Pak foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's "googly" remark, stating that the two Indian ministers went to Kartarpur Sahib "to offer prayers."

Swaraj added that the "googly" remark has exposed Pakistan, showing that they have no respect for Sikh sentiments.  

"Your 'googly' remarks in a dramatic manner has exposed none but YOU. This shows that you have no respect for Sikh sentiments. You only play 'googlies'," she said. 

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"Let me explain to you that we were not trapped by your 'googlies'. Our two Sikh Ministers went to Kartarpur Sahib to offer prayers in the Holy Gurudwara," Swaraj stated. 

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Thursday said Prime Minister Imran Khan bowled a "googly" to ensure Indian government's presence at the groundbreaking ceremony of the landmark Kartarpur Corridor.

Qureshi's remarks came a day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj categorically ruled out the possibility of resumption of bilateral talks with Pakistan unless it stops cross-border terror activities against India, news agency PTI reported. 

Pakistan earlier invited Swaraj for Wednesday's ceremony. But Swaraj said she was unable to travel to Kartarpur Sahib due to prior commitments. India was represented at the events by Union ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri.

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