Was on a visit to poll-bound state
New Delhi, Jan. 5 (Delhi Crown): PM Narendra Modi, who was on a visit to poll-bound Punjab state, had to return from mid-way as his route was blocked by protesters.
Due to the “major security lapse” at a flyover near Punjab’s Hussainiwala in Ferozepur district, the PM’s convoy was stuck on a flyover for 15-20 minutes, and had to finally return to Bathinda airport to take return-flight to Delhi.
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that it was taking cognisance of this “serious security lapse”, and had sought a detailed report from the state government.
State Government had also been asked to fix responsibility for this lapse and take strict action. Reacting to the development, BJP president J.P. Nadda said that it was said to know that PM was stopped in the middle of his Punjab visit.
“It is sad that PM’s visit to launch development projects worth thousands of crores for Punjab was disrupted… State Police was instructed to prevent people from attending the rally…CM Channi refused to get on phone to either address the matter or solve it,” tweeted Nadda.