Two days after a significant safety breach left Prime Minister Narendra Modi caught on a Punjab freeway for 20 minutes, a video reveals a bunch of BJP employees standing barely a number of metres from the PM’s automotive.
The video reveals the group, carrying a BJP flag, shouting slogans of “BJP Zindabad” whereas standing dangerously near the Prime Minister’s automotive – a black Toyota Fortuner -on the opposite facet of the freeway.
The automotive then strikes away, with the elite Particular Safety Group (SPG) personnel forming a defend.
PM Modi was driving to a rally in Ferozepur when his convoy was caught in the midst of a flyover with protesting farmers blocking the route.
The BJP employees, heading to the identical rally, had been additionally stranded as visitors stopped. After they realised that the PM’s convoy was additionally on the flyover, they tried to get nearer to his automotive.
That is one other instance of an enormous lapse within the PM’s safety that day.
Simply earlier than the Punjab election, the incident has escalated political sparring between the ruling BJP on the Centre and Punjab’s ruling Congress.
The Centre and the Punjab governments have introduced separate inquiries.
The Centre has accused the state authorities and police of violating safety protocol regardless of loads of discover about his journey particulars.
The Punjab authorities has alleged that there was a last-minute plan change by which it had no function. PM Modi was to fly to the rally website by a helicopter however resulting from dangerous climate, determined to journey the 111-km distance by street.
The central authorities has stated there have been a number of communications to the state authorities and that PM Modi’s street route was cleared by the Punjab police chief.
The Supreme Courtroom, listening to a petition calling for an investigation into the safety lapse, directed that PM Modi’s journey information be preserved and that each the inquiries be paused till Monday.