“Cheap Theatricals”: Punjab Chief Minister On PM Modi’s Security Lapse

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The Punjab Chief Minister mentioned PM Modi had cancelled his programme over much less crowd in BJP rally (File)

Tanda (Hoshiarpur):

Dealing with flak from the BJP over the “safety lapse” throughout Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Punjab go to, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday alleged that PM’s “life menace gimmick” was geared toward “toppling a democratically elected authorities” within the state.

Mr Channi additional mentioned the prime minister is a revered chief of the nation nevertheless it doesn’t behove a pacesetter of his stature to bask in “such low-cost theatricals”.

He was addressing a gathering in Hoshiarpur after laying the inspiration stone for growth works price Rs 18 crore on the New Grain Market, an official assertion mentioned.

The chief minister claimed there was no menace to PM Modi’s life and he cancelled his programme on Wednesday due to much less variety of folks within the BJP’s rally at Ferozepur.

He mentioned due to the empty chairs on the rally venue, the prime minister went again to the nationwide capital citing the “frivolous cause of safety menace”.

Mr Channi alleged that the “false pretext” on which the PM cancelled his go to was a part of a “bigger conspiracy to defame Punjab and homicide democracy within the state on traces of what was executed earlier in Jammu and Kashmir”.

The chief minister requested how may the prime minister’s life be threatened if the protesters have been greater than a kilometre away from him.

He mentioned that the place the place PM Modi’s cavalcade stopped not even a slogan was raised, then how may his life have been threatened.

Mr Channi reminded PM Modi that Punjabis have sacrificed their lives for unity, integrity and sovereignty of the nation and added that they may by no means pose any hazard to the life and safety of the prime minister.

“The skinny presence of public within the rally has uncovered the poor place of the BJP within the state which isn’t taking place effectively with its complete management,” he claimed.

Citing a comparability, Mr Channi mentioned the climate was poor on Wednesday and on Thursday as effectively however there have been only a few takers for BJP’s rally on Wednesday, whereas the Congress’s rally was swelling with folks throughout the state.

“Yesterday’s gimmick by the prime minister and his coterie is geared toward imposing the President rule within the state,” he claimed.

Mr Channi reminded the prime minister that Punjab could be gained solely with love and never by strain. He mentioned Punjabis will vehemently oppose any transfer to destabilise democracy within the state.

The chief minister urged PM Modi to “cease defaming the state and its folks for vested political pursuits”. Mr Channi reminded him that Punjabis have performed a key position in socio-economic growth of the nation, apart from safeguarding its borders.

“The slanderous marketing campaign launched by the BJP is an insult to all of the Punjabis and it’s unwarranted and undesirable,” he mentioned.

At a separate occasion at Machhiwara in Ludhiana, Mr Channi requested what have been the intelligence officers across the prime minister doing if they’d sensed a menace to his security.

Mr Channi mentioned the very fact of the matter was that hardly 700 folks turned up on the BJP’s rally however the blame was pinned on the Punjab authorities citing safety menace to the prime minister.

“The reality is that 5 days earlier than the PM’s scheduled rally, the Particular Safety Group (SPG) took over the touchdown spot, rally website and (went over) every safety element however later the prime minister’s cavalcade abruptly took land route,” Mr Channi mentioned, including that the route was cleared by the SPG.

The chief minister reiterated that had there been any hazard to the prime minister, each Punjabi was nationalist sufficient to face bullets as they’d executed earlier than within the service of the nation.

Punjabis have by no means shied away from making sacrifices for the nation and are as patriotic a race as every other within the nation, he mentioned.

At Tanda in Hoshiarpur, Mr Channi termed former chief minister Amarinder Singh a “political deadwood”, saying it was evident from a rally on Wednesday the place the royal scion of Patiala addressed empty chairs.

He mentioned that everybody knew Amarinder Singh had “backstabbed” Punjab because of which nobody needed to take heed to him. “The day will not be far when all of the candidates of the Maharaja will lose their deposits within the polls,” Mr Channi claimed.

Assailing AAP nationwide convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Mr Channi described him as a “persistent liar”, alleging that he was making an attempt to “mislead the folks of the state along with his pretend guarantees”.

In a “main safety lapse”, PM Modi’s convoy was stranded on a flyover because of a blockade by protesters in Ferozepur on Wednesday after which he returned from poll-bound Punjab with out attending any occasion, together with a scheduled rally.

The prime minister was scheduled to put the inspiration stone of growth tasks price over Rs 42,750 crore, together with the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway and a PGIMER satellite tv for pc centre on Wednesday, apart from addressing a rally.

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