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Not lover, we are friends, companions and soulmates: Pakistani journalist Aroosa Alam on Amarinder Singh

Alam rubbished all the allegations of links with the ISI and of influencing Amarinder Singh when he was the Punjab Chief Minister.

Not lover, we are friends, companions and soulmates: Pakistani journalist Aroosa Alam on Amarinder Singh-dnm
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Islamabad, First Published Oct 27, 2021, 12:57 PM IST
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Pakistani journalist Aroosa Alam, who is currently in the limelight for her ‘close relationship’ with former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday, in an exclusive conversation with India Today from Islamabad, rubbished all the allegations of links with the ISI and of influencing Amarinder Singh when he was the Punjab Chief Minister.

Responding to the allegations of an affair with Amarinder Singh, Aroosa Alam said they were soulmates, not lovers. “We have been companions. When I first met him, I was 56 and he was around 66. At such an age, you are not looking for lovers. We were friends, companions and soulmates,” she said.

She added, “We met at a juncture in life where love affairs and romance don’t matter. We have been soulmates and good family friends. I have met his mother, his family, sisters,” during the conversation.

In a fresh jibe, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa invoked religion to say that “love affairs” were not allowed in the Sikh religion. “Even in Gurbani, living with another woman is considered wrong. Captain and I fought in America as well regarding the issue of Aroosa Alam,” he had said on Tuesday.

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Alam also refuted the allegations against her as “outrageous and utterly disappointing.” "I am ready to cooperate with the central agencies of India if they are opening any probe on the issue. India can even engage third-country investigators to probe the baseless propaganda against me,” Alam was quoted as saying by PTI.

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, a close aide of Captain Singh, had last week claimed that a probe would be carried out to ascertain whether Aroosa Alam has links with the notorious Pakistani spy agency.

Alam said, “Linking me with the ISI can be a brainchild of Navjot Singh Sidhu's chief strategist (Mohd) Mustafa. He might have advised Sidhu to play an ISI card after badly losing his bid to become the chief minister. The ISI card sells well in India.”

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