New Delhi: The BJP, on Tuesday, came up with a reply to Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s jibe at the Rafale deal. Sidhu was defending his hug with Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa when he made the statement on the political controversy.

BJP tweeted that Sidhu carries Rahul Gandhi’s falsehood against Rafale purchase.

In another tweet, the ruling party compared the Punjab Cabinet minister to a “Trojan Horse”.

These tweets came as a response to Sidhu’s earlier dig at the BJP, while he was being criticised for hugging Pakistan Army Chief at Prime Minister Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony in August. “It was a 1-second-long hug, not a Rafale deal,” said Sidhu.

Sidhu is currently in Pakistan to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of laying the foundation stone for the much-awaited Kartarpur corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib. The darbar is situated in Pakistan’s Narowal district — a historic place where Guru Nanak Dev spent the last 18 years of his life.

India has also sent union ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri to Pakistan to attend the ceremony.