Home Ministry has sought report on PM’s security breach: Amit Shah

New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah said the Centre has sought a detailed report on PM’s security breach in Punjab, and slammed the Congress government in the state over the incident.

“The Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a detailed report on today’s security breach in Punjab. Such dereliction of security procedure in the Prime Minister’s visit is totally unacceptable and accountability will be fixed,” Shah said in a tweet.

“Today’s Congress-made happening in Punjab is a trailer of how this party thinks and functions. Repeated rejections by the people have taken them to the path of insanity. The topmost echelons of the Congress owe an apology to the people of India for what they have done,” he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was going to Ferozepur in Punjab for a public event, had to return after his cavalcade was stopped by protesters on his way to Martyrs Memorial in Hussainiwala. The PM returned to Bhatinda airport without attending the event, and the Home Ministry said it was a major security lapse.

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said he is ready for any probe in the incident, adding that the state government had asked the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to discontinue the visit due to bad weather conditions and protests.

Prime Minister Modi was to lay the foundation stone of various development projects worth Rs 42,750 crore in Punjab’s Ferozepur today. A rally with former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, who has founded his own Punjab Lok Congress, was also scheduled.

A war of words between BJP and Congress leaders ensued as Congress said Prime Minister did not attend the rally due to the thin crowd at the rally, which was denied by BJP with several leaders slamming the state government for the lapse.


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