Chandigarh, Jan 13: On 5th of January when PM Modi’s cavalcade was stopped at Firozpur Punjab, BJP accused the Congress government in Punjab. On that very day, union minister Smriti Irani was the one who attacked Congress. Since then many regional leaders have also attacked Congress party and its government in Punjab.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday accused the Charanjit Singh Channi government of Punjab of endangering Prime Minister Narendra Modi's life by asking farmer leaders to block the route of his convoy to Ferozepur.
Mr Khattar made the allegation in the wake of a sting operation of a TV news channel on the breach of the PM Modi's security, purportedly showing the "SHO" of the relevant Punjab police station telling the channel that he was asked "to block the crowd and roads" and "he carried out these instructions".
In a Haryana government statement, Mr Khattar was quoted as saying that "the CID (Punjab) had also warned that an alternate route might have to be planned in the wake of bad weather conditions".
"Far from making any arrangements, the Punjab government gave clear instructions to farmer leaders on how to block the path of the Prime Minister. By doing so, they have put his life in danger," the Haryana chief minister said in the statement.
“Far from making any arrangements, the Punjab government gave clear instructions to farmer leaders on how to block the path of the Prime Minister. By doing so, they have put his life in danger," the Haryana chief minister said in the statement.
Mr Khattar as well as state's Home Minister Anil Vij too earlier hit out at the Channi government over the PM Modi's security breach, citing a 'sting' done by a news channel which purportedly showed some Punjab Police officials telling the channel that they had informed their superiors about protesters blocking the route of PM Modi's cavalcade but no action was taken.
In the sting operation of a national news channel, it has become clear that there was a CID report warning about bad weather and therefore an arrangement for an alternative route should be made.
"Prime Minister Shri @narendra modi ji's life was deliberately put in danger, I strongly condemn it," Mr Khattar said in a tweet in Hindi earlier.
"I strongly condemn that the security of the Prime Minister has been compromised," he later said in a state government's statement.