Punjab Speaker seeks Sushma’s intervention

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Chandigarh, July 28 (IANS) Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana K.P. Singh has written to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj over Canada declining entry to two AAP legislators.

“All legislative bodies of India and Canada are branches of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and members of the legislative bodies in both the countries are members of CPA,” the Speaker wrote.

“On the one hand, we strive for increasing CPA activities and, on the other, our MLAs or public representatives are treated differently and humiliated,” he said.

The Speaker said when the public representatives had disclosed their identity at the Ottawa Airport, the Canadian authorities must have facilitated them.

“I request you to take cognizance of this incident and take up this matter with the appropriate authorities of the Canadian government so that public representatives from our country are not subjected to such type of untoward and humiliating incidents in future.”

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Refused entry to Canada, both Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators Kultar Singh Sandhwan and Amarjit Singh Sandoa returned home this week.

–IANS

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