Stephen Harper cancels curry stop in India after media leak

A stop Prime Minister Stephen Harper was planning to make at a roadside curry shack during an upcoming diplomatic visit to India had to be cancelled after a “media leak” and security concerns, according to a report in the Khaleej Times Friday.

The prime minister is missing out with his cancelled stop to the dhaba, or roadside eatery, in Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab reports the Khaleej Times.

The article quotes Canadian consul general in Chandigarh Scot Slessor as confirming that the Prime Minister has rescheduled and that the quality of the food is, indeed, superior: “I have eaten there (Pal dhaba). The food is amazing. I have eaten in many dhabas across Punjab and Haryana.”

Harper’s six-day trip to India is meant to bring new life into stalled trade deals with the country, reports The Globe and Mail.

In spite of the cancelled curry, Harper still has a jam-packed agenda, with stops at the Taj Mahal in Agra as well as in Delhi, Punjab and Bangalore.

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