PM Modi snubbing Canadian PM Trudeau? Government denies allegations

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau visits Taj Mahal with his family

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau visits Taj Mahal with his family

Trudeau is scheduled to be in Punjab on Wednesday for a visit to the Golden Temple.

Trudeau and a delegation of cabinet ministers and MPs are spending a week in India to "strengthen the historic ties" between Canada and India, and "pursue economic opportunities", he told reporters.

Experts have been pushing the Liberals to create dedicated paternity leave in the budget and increase the value of benefits paid out for parents who opt for an 18-month parental leave that became available late a year ago. For PM Trudeau, he sends a low-ranking official.

"Wheels up for India and a busy visit, focused on creating good jobs and strengthening the deep connection between the people of our two countries", Trudeau tweeted as the family boarded the plane leaving Ottawa on Friday, February 16th.

They also expressed surprise over the Canadian side preferring to schedule Trudeau's official engagements in Delhi at the fag end of the tour as against the normal practice of having bilateral meetings during the first part of such visits. Trudeau, who arrived in India on Saturday, is on a week-long state visit to the country. The Canadian prime minister needs to acknowledge India's concerns in order to take bilateral relations forward and build on the tremendous potential that exists in so many fields, ranging from nuclear energy to people-to-people contacts.

Mumbai: After visiting Taj Mahal and PM Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has reached Mumbai.

After paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, the Canadian Prime Minister and his family tried a hand at the spinning wheel. They said these efforts were led by the Canadian defence minister Sajjan, whose links with Sikh radicals have been closely monitored in India.

It was a sentiment shared by Canadian journalist Candice Malcolm, who pointed out the disparity in the manner in which the Indian government treats other Heads of State and the manner in which it greeted Trudeau.

In the video released by news agency "The Canadian Press", Trudeau further says that "we will continue to advocate for one united India and that is something core to what Canada is".

What also raised hackles in New Delhi are reports about some sympathisers of Khalistani secessionists in the Sikh community of Canada making their way into higher echelons in the government in the North American nations, including Trudeau cabinet.

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