Jagmeet Singh has links with ‘Khalistan’-supporting Sikh rapper, says Canadian daily. Controversy has surfaced in Canadian politics again, with the leader of a prominent social democratic party, the New Democratic Party (NDP), is found to have close links with a Canadian Sikh rapper known for promoting the need for “Khalistan”, or an independent homeland for Sikhs. According to a report published in the website of the daily Toronto Sun, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has personal ties with Canadian Sikh rapper Chani Natt, who is known to glorify violence and promote an independent state of Khalistan. The daily suggests that Natt is a close personal friend of NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, and had even posted a photograph of both together on Instagram on February 8, 2017. The Instagram caption read as follows: “Looked up to this guy for a while!! Never thought we would become friends one day and hang out. It’s an honour to have him as a brother.” Another photo of Singh and Natt, posted on July 6, 2017, includes the caption “full support.” A third photo, from September 19, 2017, Natt writes “With love and courage (love) Jagmeet Singh. Vote for the boyyy.” It may be recalled that last month, controversy dogged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s week-long visit to India, when his government is alleged to have invited a Khalistani sympathizer and former terrorist Jaspal Atwal to a dinner in Delhi. At that time, the World Sikh Organisation had controversially tweeted, “There are no current examples of ‘Sikh extremism’ in Canada.” Addressing media last month, Trudeau had said then, “Obviously we take this situation extremely seriously. As soon as we found out, we rescinded the invitation immediately.” He said the MP from his party “took full responsibility” for the dinner invitation.