After PM Stuck On Flyover, BJP Says Chief Minister Channi Ignored SOS

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PM Modi returned to the airport with out attending an occasion in Bathinda.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi cancelled his programme in Punjab at this time after a large safety breach left him caught on a freeway for 20 minutes due to protesting farmers. In a spiralling row in election season, the BJP accused Punjab’s ruling Congress of “murderous intentions”. Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, denying any lapse, stated he would die for the Prime Minister however he was by no means at risk.

Visuals from Bathinda confirmed the Prime Minister’s convoy on the flyover, surrounded by Particular Safety Group (SPG) personnel. PM Modi was seen ready in a black armoured Toyota Fortuner ringed by SPG officers. Barely a couple of toes from his automobile had been clusters of individuals and policemen. Photographs tweeted by a BJP employee confirmed posters held up because the PM’s automobile drove by. A BJP bus following the convoy was heckled by protesters.

PM Modi minimize quick his go to and returned to the airport.

“The PM was caught on a flyover for 15-20 minutes. This was a serious lapse within the safety of PM,” stated the Residence Ministry in an announcement.

It was the “single greatest lapse within the safety of any Indian Prime Minister lately”, added the BJP.

When the PM’s convoy reached a flyover, the street was blocked by protestors.

The Prime Minister had landed in Bathinda earlier at this time and was to be flown to a Ferozepur rally by a helicopter. After ready for the climate to clear up, he determined to go by street to the spot two hours away.

Round 10 km from the rally web site, the PM’s convoy was blocked by farm protesters.

“It was a murderous conspiracy to kill the PM. The Congress hates him, now they wish to hurt him,” stated BJP chief and Union Minister Smriti Irani.

Countering photos of the PM’s convoy on the freeway, Punjab ministers tweeted images of what they claimed had been empty seats at his cancelled rally.

“The reality is that BJP’s rally was a flop present. When PM acquired to know this, he determined to return,” stated Punjab Minister Rajkumar Verka.

Chief Minister Channi, dealing with BJP assaults, expressed remorse that the PM needed to return however identified that the plan modified on the final minute and that the convoy was supplied an alternate route.

“As a Punjabi, I’d die to guard you…however there was no hazard to his life. There was no safety breach. We have now each respect for our Prime Minister,” Mr Channi stated.

BJP chief JP Nadda had earlier lashed out the Chief Minister, accusing him of refusing to take telephone calls.

“It’s unhappy that PM’s go to to launch improvement initiatives price hundreds of crores for Punjab was disrupted… State Police was instructed to forestall folks from attending the rally…CM Channi refused to get on telephone to both handle the matter or resolve it,” Mr Nadda tweeted.

यह दुःखद है कि पंजाब के लिए हजारों करोड़ की विकास परियोजनाओं को शुरू करने के लिए आदरणीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी जी का दौरा बाधित हो गया। लेकिन, हम ऐसी घटिया मानसिकता को पंजाब की तरक्की में बाधक नहीं बनने देंगे और पंजाब के विकास के लिए प्रयास जारी रखेंगे।

— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) January 5, 2022

Congress chief Randeep Singh Surjewala stated the BJP chief ought to “cease shedding cool and all sense of propriety”.

“10,000 safety personnel had been deployed for the PM’s Rally. All preparations had been made in tandem with SPG and different companies. A route was carved even for all buses of BJP staff from Haryana/Rajasthan. PM determined to take a street journey to Hussainiwala. It was not a part of his authentic schedule to journey by street,” Mr Surjewala stated.

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