Patna: BJP on Friday demanded immediate dismissal of Charanjit Singh Channi government for serious lapses in security of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Punjab on Wednesday.
A delegation of BJP leaders submitted a memorandum to Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan regarding breach in security of Prime Minister during his visit to Punjab. Serious security lapses forced Prime Minister to return to New Delhi without addressing a scheduled public meeting in Ferozepur, BJP leaders pointed out.
After submitting the memorandum, senior BJP leader and Road Construction Minister Nitin Naveen told medi persons that state governments concerned were responsible for providing security cover to PM during his visit to any state. Channi government of Punjab had failed to provide proper security cover to PM which could not be accepted in federal structure of a democratic country, he added.
Naveen said that there was widespread anger among the people across the country over security breach during PM’s visit to Punjab. Delegation
of BJP leaders had urged governor to send their memorandum to President in which demand had been made for immediate dismissal of Channi government of Punjab, he added.
The BJP leader expressed his concern over Congress indulging in “petty politics” over the sensitive issue of the security of the Prime Minister. The Congress’ behaviour and ‘insensitivity” of the Channi government towards security of PM were instances of “anti national” activities, he remarked.
The Prime Minister had returned to New Delhi without addressing a scheduled public meeting in Ferozepur during his visit to Punjab on Wednesday as his motorcade got stuck on the flyover for 20 minutes. The PM cancelled his scheduled public meeting when even after waiting for 20 minutes to get the blockade cleared, protesting farmers did not retreat from the road through which PM was to go to the public meeting venue in Ferozepur.