Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, who has said there was “no danger” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the state, said on Saturday that the prime minister was “absolutely safe” when his convoy got stuck on a flyover. went. 15-20 minutes on the way to National Martyrs Memorial at Hussainiwala.
Channi also said that he had briefed party leader Priyanka Gandhi about “whatever happened here”. “I am saying again that there was no threat to the PM here, it was not, will not be. He was completely safe. His security was around him. No one went near him, no one came near him for a kilometer. .. I had a conversation with Priyanka Gandhi ji and I briefed her about what happened here,” he told ANI.
He was asked about the breach in security during the Prime Minister’s visit to the state on Wednesday.Union Home Ministry sought reporte Punjab Government on security breach during Prime Minister’s visit to Punjab on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister’s convoy was stuck on the flyover for 15-20 minutes due to road blockade by some protesters, about 30 km from the National Martyrs Memorial in Hussainiwala.
The Prime Minister was to visit Ferozepur and lay foundation stones for several development projects worth over Rs 42,750 crore. After a security lapse, it was decided to head back to Bathinda airport.
Channi said security forces personnel come in large numbers during the Prime Minister’s visit.“I am tired of asking what was the security threat to the PMG? There were no protesters within a kilometer radius of the PM, there were 6000 security personnel, IB and SPG to protect the PM. He is the prime minister of the largest democracy. What could have been the danger?” He asked. Congress leaders have spoken in different voices on the security breach.
Former Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar has said that a safe passage should have been ensured for the Prime Minister of India to address the BJP’s political rally in Ferozepur. Hours after the security breach, he had tweeted: “What happened today is not acceptable. It is against Punjab.” (ANI)
First published:January 8, 2022, 9:31 pm