There was no safety lapse, confused Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s automobile was caught on a flyover in Punjab for almost 20 minutes. The Chief Minister expressed remorse that the PM needed to return.
“The Prime Minister’s convoy was stopped approach earlier than the spot the place protesters have been sitting. To elevate any protest it takes at the least 10-20 minutes. The PM was knowledgeable about it and in addition provided a unique route however he selected to go away,” stated the Chief Minister at a press convention.
“There was no safety lapse of any type and there was no scenario of any assault,” stated Mr Channi.
The Punjab Chief Minister made it clear that no officers will likely be suspended following at this time’s incident.
On the query of him not welcoming the Prime Minister on the airport, the Chief Minister stated: “I needed to obtain the PM at Bathinda at this time however those that needed to accompany me examined Covid constructive. Therefore, I didn’t go to obtain the PM at this time as I used to be in shut contact with some who examined constructive.”
The Chief Minister got here below assault from his personal get together chief, Sunil Sunil Jakhar on the safety breach, who stated it was in opposition to “Punjabiyat” and “simply not acceptable”.
Slamming the Punjab authorities over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s safety lapse, Amarinder Sing, a former Congress Chief Minister and now an ally of the BJP, stated Chief Minister Charanjit Channi ought to step down.
At 3 pm at this time, the information broke that the PM had deserted plans to attend a rally in Ferozpur. On the occasion, union Well being minister Mansukh Mandaviya introduced on stage that Mr Modi wouldn’t make it “because of some causes.”
In an escalating political conflict in election season, the BJP has accused Punjab’s ruling Congress of making an attempt to hurt the Prime Minister. The Congress, nonetheless, raised attainable lapses by PM Modi’s elite safety.
PM Modi was seen in a black Toyota Fortuner secured by SPG officers. Barely a number of ft from his automobile, folks and policemen have been seen in clusters. Posters have been held up because the PM’s automobile drove by. A BJP bus following the convoy was heckled by protesters.
PM Modi lower brief 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 House Ministry assertion.