Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi on Wednesday expressed regret over PM Modi’s return midway from his state visit but said there was no security lapse.
The biggest lapse was seen in the security of PM Modi on Wednesday
Some protesters created such a ruckus on the streets of Punjab that PM Modi’s convoy could not move forward and was stuck there for 15 to 20 minutes. Later the Prime Minister’s rally had to be canceled and Modi returned to Delhi. But this whole matter has brought an earthquake in the politics of the country. BJP is calling it a Congress conspiracy, while Congress is giving an excuse for not coming to the rally, and security agencies are talking about a detailed investigation.
Politics over lapse in PM’s security
Ashok Gehlot clearly said that this is a serious issue. On which the responsibility of SPG, IB, and other agencies should be fixed instead of doing politics. The matter of breach in PM’s security is serious, but Congress alleges that BJP is doing drama of breach in security, while PM went back due to lack of crowd in the rally.
Complete Chronology of the Case
The complete chronology of this incident can be understood from the information given by the Ministry of Home Affairs. PM Modi reached Bathinda around 10.30 am. From here he had to go to the National Martyrs Memorial in Hussainiwala by helicopter. But due to bad light and rain, PM Modi kept waiting for 20 minutes. But the weather did not improve, so he decided to go to the National Martyrs Memorial by road. It was supposed to take 2 hours by this route. After confirming the security arrangements from Punjab DGP, PM Modi proceeded by road.
What is the charge of BJP?
First of all, Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Sundhashu Trivedi held a press conference and called it a conspiracy of Congress. If Smriti is to be believed, these were the bloody intentions of Congress and it was again an attempt to prove how much they hate PM Modi. Other veteran leaders of BJP also put Congress in the dock.
Now the BJP made the allegation, then there was a counterattack from the Congress side as well. Some called it an excuse and some told the anger of the farmers. Congress leader Randeep Surjewala made several tweets on this controversy. He wrote that the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee was angry about PM’s visit. A demonstration was being held on his behalf. Union Minister Gajendra Shekhawat himself had interacted with the farmers. Some of his demands were the resignation of Ajay Mishra Teni, withdrawal of cases against farmers in Haryana, Delhi, and UP, compensation to 700 martyr farmers, and the committee on MSP. Surjewala even claimed that no crowd could gather in today’s rally of PM Modi. No one came to listen to Modi. In such a situation, BJP should not accuse and introspect.