After Prime Minister Narendra Modi was caught on a Punjab freeway for 20 minutes due to protesters in a large safety breach on Wednesday, President Ramnath Kovind has expressed concern, say authorities sources. PM Modi met with the President on the incident, which has snowballed into an enormous political row forward of polls in Punjab and different states.
PM Modi gave the President “a first-hand account of the safety breach”, a Rashtrapati Bhawan assertion stated
President Ram Nath Kovind met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Rashtrapati Bhavan at this time and acquired from him a first-hand account of the safety breach in his convoy in Punjab yesterday. The President expressed his issues in regards to the critical lapse. pic.twitter.com/lzvAuriuGb
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 6, 2022
PM Modi was on his option to Ferozepur in Punjab for an election rally when his route was blocked by protesting farmers yesterday. He was to be flown to the rally website by a helicopter however due to dangerous climate, the plan become a two-hour drive.
Because the PM’s convoy was blocked on a flyover by protesters, he was clearly seen ready in a black Toyota Fortuner automobile. After 20 minutes, PM Modi turned again and headed straight to the Bathinda airport.
The Punjab authorities has ordered a excessive stage probe, which can submit a report inside three days.
The Supreme Court docket will tomorrow hear a petition that claims the Punjab Chief Secretary and the Director-Normal of Police should be held accountable and suspended. “It must be ensured this does not occur once more,” the petitioner says.
The BJP accuses Punjab’s ruling Congress of placing the Prime Minister at risk with “murderous intentions”, whereas a number of state ministers and Congress leaders say the Particular Safety Group that’s in control of the PM’s safety was totally at fault.
“Repeated rejections by the folks have taken them on the trail of madness. The topmost echelons of the Congress owe an apology to the folks of India for what they’ve accomplished,” stated Union House Minister Amit Shah.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi denied any breach and pointed on the abrupt change of plans. “He’s our PM. I’d lay down my life to guard him, as a Punjabi,” he stated to reporters, “however he was in no hazard.”
Mr Channi stated although travelling by highway was a joint resolution, the position of the state police “was restricted” and the whole lot was dealt with by the SPG and different central companies.