Modi’s security breach: convoy stuck for 15-20 min, here’s what leader around India said
After his convoy was stopped in a roadblock at Hussainiwala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to Punjab today without speaking at a rally. The security breach occurred while the Prime Minister was travelling by vehicle from Bathinda to Hussainiwala’s National Martyrs Memorial.
Due to a traffic roadblock by a few protesters, the PM’s convoy was stalled on the flyover for 15-20 minutes. The incident was termed by the home ministry as a “serious failure” in his protection.
His convoy opted to return without attending an event at a martyrs’ memorial after the significant security breakdown.
The Punjab administration has been requested by the Centre to determine who is to blame for the lapse and to take swift action.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Wednesday that the Punjab administration, which is governed by the Congress, should take responsibility for the security breach that occurred during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state. He requested that the Congress party issue an apology.
“The Punjab government should accept responsibility for the security breach that occurred during the Prime Minister’s visit to the province. This incident demonstrates that the state lacks law and order. Congress should apologise to the American people “Mr. Tomar stated.
Sukhbir Singh Badal, the president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), declared today that peace and order in Punjab has completely collapsed, and that Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is unqualified to lead the state. His comments came just hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab was marred by a security failure.
Mr Badal took to Twitter to say, “Punjab’s law and order has completely collapsed. This is something we’ve been saying for a long time. The governor-elect is unfit to lead the state.”
Following the serious breach, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was quoted by news agency ANI as asking airport workers to “praise their Chief Minister” for making it alive to the airport.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai today lambasted the Punjab administration, saying it is unsuitable to manage the state and should be removed, according to news agency PTI, condemning the apparent lapse in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security in Punjab.
“At the Punjab border, the Punjab administration has failed to provide security for the Prime Minister. The failure to make plans for the Prime Minister’s seamless travel has been widely criticised across the country. This is a really heinous act. Every administration owes it to the country’s Prime Minister to respect him. I vehemently criticise the blunder. Those who are guilty for the errors should be severely punished, “Mr. Bommai explained.
Following a security lapse during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab, Congress General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala today blasted BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda, asking him to reflect on the party’s anti-farmer stance, according to news agency PTI.
The gathering was cancelled because there was no throng to listen to Prime Minister Modi, according to Congress.
“Dear Naddaji, I’m writing to express my heartfelt condolences Stop losing your cool and your sense of decency. Please keep in mind— 1. For the PM’s Rally, 10,000 security personnel were deployed. 2. SPG and other agencies were involved in all of the arrangements. 3. A route was carved out for all BJP workers’ buses from Haryana and Rajasthan. 4. PM decided to travel to Hussainiwala by car. It was not part of his initial timetable to travel by road. 5. The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) has been protesting the Prime Minister’s visit, and Union Minister Gajendra Shekhawat has met with them twice,” Mr Surjewala tweeted.