New Delhi, Aug 14: With cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu seeking government's permission to attend the swearing in ceremony of Pakistan's Prime Minister-elect Imran Khan, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said the Punjab Minister will not go to Islamabad if he has even a 'little senility left'.
On Monday, Sidhu visited the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on Monday to discuss formalities for attending the oath taking ceremony.
"Mujhe nahi lagta vo sthir dimag ke hain. Thoda bhi santulan dimag mein hai to Pakistan nahi jayenge. Ye unke liye rajnetik career mein bada nuksan hoga.Isko log gaddari samjhenge,koi maaf nahi karega (I do not think he has a stable mind. If he has even a little senility, he would not go to Pakistan. This will have a negative impact on his political career. People will consider him a traitor, no one will forgive him)," Swamy told ANI.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan had called up Sidhu to extend invitation to his oath-taking ceremony in Islamabad on August 18.
"I came here for some formalities... I have applied for government's permission. Everything depends on India government's permission now," Sidhu said on Monday after visiting the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.
Sidhu was the first to accept an earlier invitation extended by the PTI. Sidhu was among the first cricketers from India to congratulate Imran Khan after his party emerged as the single-largest party following the July 25 elections in the neighbouring country.