Smriti Irani hits out at Punjab govt for failing to provide safe passage to PM Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI : Union minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday hammered Punjab’s Congress government for neglecting to give a protected section to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parade during his visit to the state on January 5, refering to media reports demonstrating that it knew about the dissenters assembled along the course.

“For what reason did the DGP (chief general police) in Punjab give an all-unmistakable as far as the wellbeing of the course that should have been taken by the Prime Minister?” Irani inquired.

PM Modi was stuck on a flyover for 15-20 minutes on his way from Bathinda to Ferozepur on January 5 because of a barricade by nonconformists. The security break ignited a conflict of words between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress government in Punjab. Both the Union and Punjab states later set up their request boards to test the episode.

Reports asserted that Punjab police faculty informed their seniors and the state organization about the presence of dissenters along the course that Modi’s procession was to take during his visit.

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Irani refered to the reports and said that it was “unsettling” that Punjab Police authorities in it have featured how they consistently drew in with the Congress government and organization in Punjab to uncover the danger to the security of the Prime Minister and his company.

“The inquiry is, who in the Punjab Congress-drove government proceeded to purposely overlook these dangers to the Prime Minister’s security?” she asked at a question and answer session.

She pummeled Punjab boss priest Charanjit Singh Channi for preparation Congress pioneer Priyanka Gandhi Vadra about the break. “Priyanka Gandhi said she was informed by the Punjab boss pastor about the state head’s security break. The inquiry is, the thing that trusted status does a resident have that the central clergyman is keeping her advised with regards to the state head’s security. The subtleties ought to be given distinctly to the security offices… for what reason is it being given to a private resident?”

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There was no quick reaction from the Congress party or the Punjab government.

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