Protestors stopped PM Modi’s Punjab event, Union Home Ministry calls it security lapse

News Desk: After the Centre alleged a ‘security breach’ during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab on Wednesday, Punjab government spokesperson Dr Raj Kumar Verka said, “The allegations of security breach are baseless”.

“The rally flopped as BJP leaders failed to attract crowds” said Dr Raj Kumar Verka.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi cancelled his events in Punjab today after he was stuck on a flyover for around 20 minutes because of protesters – a security breach that led to a conflict between the Centre and the Congress government in Punjab ahead of the state election due in February – March.

PM Modi returned to the airport in Bathinda because of the breach, the Union Home Ministry said in a statement, blaming the Congress government in Punjab for failing to prepare for the visit.

“The PM was stuck on a flyover for 15-20 minutes. This was a major lapse in the security of the PM” said the Union Home Ministry.

Calling it the “single biggest lapse in the security of any Indian Prime Minister in recent years”, government sources accused the Punjab Police of “conniving with so-called protesters”.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi also denied a security lapse, and said the PM’s plan to travel by road was made at the last minute.