Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh has invited President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to join the first all-party group that would attend the historic event of the opening of Kartarpur Corridor in Pakistan.
Manmohan Singh has accepted the invitation to attend the event, said Amarinder Singh.
Amarinder Singh met President Kovind, PM Modi and Manmohan Singh separately in Delhi on Thursday to extend invitations to the three leaders.
Manmohan Singh has also agreed to join the first all-party 'Jatha' to Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara and attend the mega event to mark the historic occasion.
Amarinder Singh on Thursday invited President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi to attend the 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev ji, including the historic opening of the Kartarpur Corridor.
Captain Amarinder Singh later told media persons that both have accepted the state government's invitation to be a part of the historic celebrations. Modalities of the visit are yet to be finalized with Pakistan.
An official spokesperson said details official program had been shared with both the President and the Prime Minister and they have been requested by the chief minister to attend the event as per their convenience.
Amarinder Singh has urged them both to participate in the Kartarpur Corridor opening at Dera Baba Nanak and the November 12 event at Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab.
Amarinder Singh further said that Manmohan Singh has accepted his invitation and will lead the Jatha.
At his meeting with the Prime Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh also urged his personal intervention to facilitate political clearance for allowing a special all-party Jatha to visit Sri Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of the first Guru, which is now situated in Pakistan.
He requested that a group of 21 people be allowed to visit Sri Nankana Sahib to organize a 'path' on the occasion of the 550th Prakash Purb from October 30 to November 3 and bring a Nagar Kirtan to Sultanpur Lodhi via Amritsar (Wagah) later in the day. The Nagar Kirtan will arrive in Sultanpur Lodhi (District Kapurthala) on November 4.
The chief minister has also written a DO letter to Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar seeking formal clearance for the Nankana Sahib delegation visit and the Nagar Kirtan to be brought from Pakistan to Punjab, said an official spokesperson.