An Indo-Canadian journalist, whose pictures holding placards of 'Modi is terrorist' during Indian Prime Minister Modi's visit to Canada in 2015 had created a stir on social media, is also part of visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's media delagation.
Manvir Singh Saini confirmed to The Indian Express that he accompanied Trudeau to various official events.
The journalist, however, refused to comment on the picture that showed him, along with his family of four, holding placards that read "Modi is a terrorist", "Modi out of Khalistan" and "Modi you are not welcome in Canada."
Saini works for a Canadian TV channel, TV84, run by Dr Amarjit Singh.
The news evoked angry reactions by Indians on twitter:
Well, this guy is one of the official journalists with Team Trudeau. He is Manveer Singh. Check him out and his role with TV84.— TSEC (@TomTSEC) February 22, 2018
The "Modi is a Terrorist" has a nice ring to it for a journalist with @JustinTrudeau pic.twitter.com/HVQ97UeBAI
Guess who also got a visa from GoI to travel with Team Trudeau to India? And here chipmunks are jabbering excitedly that GoI has won a splendid victory by getting Trudeau to say he stands for "united India" and associated bunk.https://t.co/FN0Mrkbz1k— Kanchan Gupta (@KanchanGupta) February 22, 2018
While liberals are shedding tears over unceremonious welcome for Trudeau, I would say India has shown immense tolerance by tolerating Canadian PM's entourage which is full of terrorists and terror ideologues. Their visas should be immediately cancelled. https://t.co/VuB3qpZuCn— Divya Kumar Soti (@DivyaSoti) February 22, 2018
According to this, Canadian journalist Manveer Singh holding a poster "India out of Khalistan" , "Modi is a terrorist" is part of @JustinTrudeau 's official press entourage. #CDNpoli https://t.co/k26gDWLnOb— Rupa Subramanya (@rupasubramanya) February 22, 2018
Trudeau's India visit, that has already been marred with several controversies, saw another low on Thursday when a convicted Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal figuered out in the guest list in Trudeau's reception event.
The Ministry of External Affairs said that they did not know how Atwal was granted Visa by the Indian government.
Canadian MP Randeep S. Sarai took the responsibility for inviting Atwal to the event in India, and apologised for the same.