New Delhi: Ahead of Shri Guru Nanak Dev's Prakash festival, the Modi government at the Centre has decided to reopen the Kartarpur corridor. The 'Guru' festival is on 19th November, before the Modi government has taken this big decision in the interest of Sikh devotees. It was shut down on March 16, 2020, due to the global epidemic coronavirus.
On Tuesday, former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh appealed to PM Narendra Modi to open the Kartarpur corridor before November 19, respecting the sentiments of the Sikh community. Earlier, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders from Punjab met PM Modi on Sunday. Meanwhile, the leaders had urged the PM to reopen the Kartarpur corridor before the Guru festival.
Punjab Congress unit president Navjot Singh Sidhu reached Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur on November 9. Here Sidhu made Ardas to reopen the Kartarpur corridor. Sidhu had said that he was confident that with the blessings of Baba (Guru Nanak Dev ji), the corridor would open. I'm here with a belief. I consider Baba my father after the death of my parents. It's a corridor of infinite possibilities.