Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi dialled Congress chief Sonia Gandhi as we speak amid the massive controversy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s safety lapse. Sources stated he has briefed Mrs Gandhi on the evolving state of affairs.
For Mr Channi — who was unexpectedly elevated to energy in September after his predecessor Amarinder Singh give up the social gathering — it’s a big disaster.
After yesterday’s incident, when visuals of the Prime Minister’s cavalcade caught on a flyover in Bathinda took the nation unexpectedly, Mr Channi had stated he would ” lay down my life to guard the PM”. Then he had amended — “However there was no hazard to his life. There was no safety breach”.
The Congress has since discovered itself enmeshed in a significant political tussle with the BJP, which has accused the social gathering of getting “murderous intent” in the direction of the Prime Minister. The occasion, it stated, was engineered with the collaboration of the state police and the protesting farmers.
Mr Channi has been accused of not attending to SOS calls.
His authorities has been accused of not prepping an alternate route even with intelligence a couple of farmers’ protest within the space. It is usually the job of the state police to sanitise a VIP’s route and test for threats.
The Congress had up to now questioned the sudden change within the Prime Minister’s schedule, alleging that in a breach of protocol, the change was made with out the information of the state police.
The BJP has launched what it says are “inside memos” of the Punjab Police, claiming they discuss of last-minute adjustments resulting from unhealthy climate and mentions that “farmers are prone to maintain dharnas… could lead to roadblocks… please make obligatory diversion plans”.
The state authorities has discovered itself at an extra drawback because the matter reached the Supreme Courtroom, with a petition calling for the dismissal of the state’s house minister and the police chief.
The Supreme Courtroom has stated that it might hear the matter tomorrow.