Chandigarh: The excitement levels of special guest from Pakistan Aroosa Alam, who was invited for Captain Amarinder Singh’s oath-taking ceremony, were so high that she was among the first to reach Raj Bhawan, where Captain Amarinder Singh was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Punjab on Thursday in Chandigarh.
While talking to the media, Aroosa said that she had come to the event specially to congratulate “Maharaja Sahib” (Captain Amarinder Singh) who came back to power after ten years. “I hope that Punjab will grow under his leadership in the coming years and I wish him all the best,” said the veteran journalist from Pakistan.
However, the media also questioned her on she being the cynosure of all eyes in 2012 Vidhan Sabha elections which Congress lost and even now. Replying to the questions in a lighter vein, Aroosa laughed and said that it was all because of the media. “Yeh toh bas aap logon ki meharbani thi. (It was all because of you),” said Captain’s close friend.
On being asked about Indo-Pak relations and if she would initiate in bringing both countries together, she said that she would not because she was not a politician. “I am here just to congratulate Captain Amarinder Singh,” she said.
Aroosa, who was classically dressed for the event in an off white saree with a tinge of pink floral, was accompanied by a lady who looked more conscious than Aroosa herself when she talked to the media at Raj Bhawan.
The ‘special guest’ from pakistan was amongst the first to reach the venue on thursday