Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after a serious safety breach in Punjab as we speak, was quoted by information company . as telling airport officers they need to “thank their Chief Minister” that he made it alive to the airport.
The Congress questioned whether or not he actually mentioned it, questioning why the remark had not been confirmed both by the BJP or Prime Minister’s Workplace.
PM Modi was caught on a freeway in Bathinda for round 20 minutes this afternoon due to protesting farmers. He returned to the airport with out attending a mega rally in Ferozepur to marketing campaign for the Punjab election.
Based on ., PM Modi advised Bhatinda airport officers: “Apne CM ko thanks kehna, ki mein Bhatinda airport tak zinda laut paaya (Thank your Chief Minister that I might make it alive to the Bathinda airport).”
Officers at Bhatinda Airport inform . that PM Modi on his return to Bhatinda airport advised officers there,“Apne CM ko thanks kehna, ki mein Bhatinda airport tak zinda laut paaya.”
— . (@.) January 5, 2022
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala was amongst those that raised doubts.
“Why is the PMO, BJP ministers or PM not saying this? Was the PM’s convoy attacked? Was there any Naxalite or terrorist there,” Mr Surjewala questioned.
PM Modi was to be flown by chopper to a rally in Ferozepur. On account of unhealthy climate, he determined to journey by street however simply 10 km from the location, his convoy was blocked by protesters.
The Punjab Police was advised in regards to the change of plans, the Union Residence Ministry mentioned in a press release.
Calling it an unprecedented breach of any Prime Minister’s safety, the BJP accused the Congress of endangering PM Modi.
The house ministry has sought an in depth report from the Punjab authorities in the course of a snowballing political slugfest.
“The Congress’ try and hurt the Prime Minister failed,” mentioned the BJP’s Smriti Irani.
BJP chief JP Nadda lashed out at Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi in a sequence of tweets and accused him of refusing to take cellphone calls.
“It’s unhappy that PM’s go to to launch growth tasks price 1000’s of crores for Punjab was disrupted… State Police was instructed to forestall folks from attending the rally…CM (Chief Minister) Channi refused to get on cellphone to both deal with the matter or clear up it,” Mr Nadda tweeted.
The Congress, nevertheless, questioned the sudden change within the PM’s plans.
Mr Channi denied any safety breach and expressed remorse that PM Modi needed to flip again. “I might give my life to guard the PM, however he was in no hazard. There was no safety breach,” he advised reporters.