Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi canceled his program in Punjab after a huge security storm left him stuck on a highway for 20 minutes. The reason behind this is protesting farmers. In a coil row in election season, the BJP blamed Punjab’s ruling Congress for “murderous intentions”. But Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, refusing any slip, claimed that he would die for the Prime Minister but he was never in danger.
The visuals from Bathinda revealed the Prime Minister’s group on the flyover, surrounded by Special Protection Group (SPG) personnel. He was waiting in a black armored Toyota Fortuner ringed by SPG officers. Hardly, a few feet from his car were a bunch of people and policemen. Later on that day, Images tweeted by a BJP worker showed posters held up as the PM’s car drove by. A BJP bus also following the group was taunted by protesters.
When no solution has been taken out, PM Modi had to cut short his visit and return to the airport.
In the Home Minister statement, he said, “The PM was stuck on a flyover for 15-20 minutes. This was a major lapse in the security of the PM.”
It was the “single biggest lapse in the security of any Indian Prime Minister in recent years”, added the BJP.
The Prime Minister is supposed to fly to the Ferozepur rally by helicopter but he was waiting for the weather to clear it out then he decided to go by road to the spot two hours away.
But when he was around 10 km away from the rally site, the PM’s group was blocked by farm protesters.
About this incident, the BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani said, “It was a murderous conspiracy to kill the PM. The Congress hates him, now they want to harm him.”
Chief Minister Channi claimed that he was facing BJP attacks, he also expressed his deplore that the PM had to return.