Canada govt must take effective action against all anti-India elements active on its soil: BJP

Updated: Sep 19 2023 7:22PM

New Delhi, Sep 19 (PTI) The BJP on Tuesday termed as “baseless and ironical” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's allegations against India in connection with the killing of a Khalistani terrorist in Canada and demanded that the Canadian government take effective action against “all anti-India elements active on its soil”.

The ruling party's reaction came after Canada expelled a senior Indian official on Monday following Trudeau's allegations of "potential" Indian links to the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the chief of the banned Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) and one of India's most-wanted terrorists who carried a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head.

Nijjar was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen outside a gurdwara in Surrey in the western Canadian province of British Columbia on June 18.