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Security Breach During PM Modi’s Punjab Visit: Congress, BJP Fire Salvos

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New Delhi: Amid the continuing row over safety breach throughout Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s go to to Punjab, the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) on Wednesday went all weapons blazing with each blaming one another.

Asserting the allegations of safety breach are “baseless”, Punjab authorities spokesperson Raj Kumar Verka mentioned the reality is that the BJP’s rally was a “flop present”.

“There have been no shortcomings within the safety preparations in the course of the PM’s go to to Punjab right this moment. The accusations of a safety breach are baseless. The reality is that BJP’s rally was a flop present. When PM bought to know this, he determined to return,” ANI quoted Verka as saying.

Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar, nevertheless, appeared to not be in tune along with his celebration stating the incident is “towards Punjabiyat”.

“What has occurred right this moment is simply not acceptable. It is towards Panjabiyat. A safe passage for the Prime Minister of India to handle BJP’s political rally in Ferozpur ought to have been ensured. That’s how democracy works,” he tweeted.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on his half mentioned the Prime Minister determined to take a street journey to Hussainiwala, which was “not a part of his unique schedule”, because the Kisan mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) was protesting towards his go to.

“Expensive Naddaji, Cease shedding cool & all sense of propriety. Pl keep in mind – 1. 10,000 safety personnel have been deployed for PM’s Rally. 2. All preparations have been made in tandem with SPG & different businesses. 3. Route was carved even for all buses of BJP employees from Haryana/Rajasthan,” Surjewala tweeted tagging BJP president J.P. Nadda, who had earlier expressed his ire over the incident.

“4. PM determined to take a street journey to Hussainiwala. It was not a part of his unique schedule to journey by street. 5. Kisan mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) has been protesting towards PM’s go to & Union Min, Gajendra Shekhawat has held two rounds of negotiation with them,” he wrote on the micro-blogging platform.

Accusing the ruling BJP on the Centre of ignoring the issues raised by the farmers, Surjewala requested the saffron celebration to cease the blame sport and introspect on its “anti-farmer angle”.

“6. Do u know why KMSC & Farmers are protesting towards PM Modi? Their calls for are -: • Sack MOS Residence, Ajay Misra Teni. • Withdraw legal circumstances towards farmers in Haryana, Delhi & UP. • Compensation for kin of 700 Farmers who died. • Committee on MSP & a fast choice,” Surjewala tweeted.

“7. Put up Farmer’s agitation, Modi Govt selected to completely ignore these guarantees. 8. Lastly, the explanation for canceling rally is that there have been no crowds to take heed to Modiji. Cease blame sport & introspect on BJP’s anti-farmer angle. Maintain rallies however take heed to Farmers first!” he mentioned in a collection of tweets.

Earlier within the day, the BJP president cornered the Congress authorities in Punjab publish the incident.

“Fearing a convincing defeat by the hands of the citizens, the Congress Authorities in Punjab tried all attainable methods to scuttle the PM @narendramodi Ji’s programmes within the state,” he tweeted.

Union Minister Smriti Irani alleged the Congress, which “hates Modi”, tried to “hurt the PM of India”.

“By no means earlier than within the historical past of our nation, a state govt knowingly constructed a state of affairs the place the PM will probably be delivered to hurt. We all know Congress hates Modi, however right this moment they tried to hurt the PM of India,” ANI quoted Irani as saying.

Looking for a solution from the Congress, Irani mentioned: “Such is the breakdown in legislation and order in Punjab that the DGP claims he’s incapable of offering assist PMO and PM safety element.”

Echoing related sentiments, Punjab BJP president Ashwani Sharma tore into the Congress stating they don’t have any proper to be in energy in the event that they “can’t save democracy and keep legislation and order” within the state.

“In the event that they (Congress) can’t save democracy and keep legislation and order within the state, they don’t have any proper to be in energy. We are going to launch movies of buses carrying individuals to hitch rally tomorrow (on allegations that there was poor turnout at BJP rally),” he mentioned in Ferozepur.

Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh additionally lashed out on the Congress regime in Punjab and demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Residence Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa.

“Full failure of legislation & order in Punjab, CM & HM Punjab, particularly. When you possibly can’t present easy passage to PM of the nation and that too simply 10km from the Pakistan border, you don’t have any proper to remain in workplace and may give up!” he tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled rally in Punjab’s Ferozepur was earlier within the day cancelled on account of breach in safety. 

Taking cognisance of this severe safety lapse, the Union Residence Ministry has sought an in depth report from the Punjab authorities.

The Residence Ministry has additionally requested the state authorities to repair accountability for this lapse and take strict motion.



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