He explained that the claims could prove to be untrue or unreliable if no further information was provided.


Canada’s opposition leader Pierre Poilievre mocked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his allegations against India over its involvement in the alleged killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, saying he should reveal all the facts to bring clarity to the verdicts.

In a media address on Tuesday, Mr Poilievre said: “I think the Prime Minister needs to get all the facts straight. We need to know all possible evidence so Canadians can make a judgment.”

Mr. Poilievre’s comments came in response to a media query asking what more should be done since an Indian diplomat has been expelled by Canada.

“The Prime Minister has not presented any facts. He made a statement. And I just want to emphasize that he told me no more in private than he told Canadians in public. So we want to see more information,” Poilievre said.

He explained that the claims could prove to be untrue or unreliable if no further information was provided.

“We need the evidence that allowed the prime minister to come to the conclusions he reached yesterday,” he said.

“I would need more evidence to make a judgment on this. I find it interesting that he knew about Beijing’s massive foreign interference for many years, while at the same time Beijing was holding two Canadian citizens hostage. And he said nothing.” . And he didn’t do anything. It’s just very interesting that he did exactly that in this case,” he added.

A day ago, Mr. Trudeau accused the Indian government of the fatal shooting of Hardeep Singh Nijjar. He claimed his country’s national security officials had reason to believe that “agents of the Indian government” carried out the killing of the Canadian national, who also served as president of Surrey’s Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara.

Najjar, who was wanted in India, was shot dead on June 18 outside a gurdwara in a parking lot in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

Nijjar hailed from Bharsinghpur village in Jalandhar province of Punjab. He was based in Surrey and was classified as a “fugitive” by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

India, however, has rejected Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau’s allegations regarding the government’s involvement in the deadly shooting in Nijjar. In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) described the allegations as “absurd” and “motivated”.

“We have seen the statement made by the Prime Minister of Canada in their Parliament as well as the statement made by their Foreign Minister and we reject them,” the MEA said in an official statement.

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