Navjot Singh Sidhu who is the state Cabinet Minister for the state of Punjab said he is very optimistic about the meeting between Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is currently on his India visit. On Wednesday Navjot Singh Sidhu said that the meeting between Canada and Punjab would ‘take Punjab 20 years ahead’.

Talking to a media house Sidhu expressed that this will help them to transform each other apart from solidifying the ties between them.

Sidhu said,”The 20-minute meeting between Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau can take Punjab 20 years ahead. This visit will strengthen India and Canada relations, it is a mutual symbiosis which can transform both the countries.”

Captain Amarinder Singh earlier had refused to meet Trudeau, believing that Trudeau’s cabinet members are linked to the supporters of the creation of Khalistan.

On Monday Punjab’s CM confirmed his meeting with the Canadian PM. He tweeted, “Look forward to meeting Canadian Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau in Amritsar on Wednesday. I’m hopeful that this meeting will help strengthen the close Indo-Canadian business ties as well as the deep-rooted people-to-people relations between our two countries.”

Trudeau’s India visit has been a little bit controversial, as his government’s support to pro-Khalistan groups. Just a  few days back, the Singh greeted the Canadian PM and expressed he would be “happy” to welcome the Prime Minister and hold “meaningful talks” with the same.

The CM changed his mood after it came in the light that two Sikh ministers in the Canadian PM’s cabinet had separated them from Khalistani separatists.