PM's security breach row: MP minister attacks Punjab government, questions Navjot Singh Sidhu's silence

Narottam Mishra said that Sonia Gandhi should give clarification for PM's security breach in Punjab as she has lost her family members due to a security lapse

Press Trust of India January 06, 2022 16:00:35 IST
PM's security breach row: MP minister attacks Punjab government, questions Navjot Singh Sidhu's silence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ANI

Bhopal: Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Thursday said why was Prime Minister Narendra Modi "stopped" if there was less crowd at a ground in Punjab where he was to address a rally, and sought a response from Congress president Sonia Gandhi over the matter.

In a major security lapse, the prime minister's convoy was stranded on a flyover due to a blockade by protesters at Ferozepur in Punjab on Wednesday. He returned from the poll-bound state without attending any event, including a rally.

Talking to reporters here, Mishra questioned the silence of Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu over the matter.

On Wednesday, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said "there were 70,000 chairs which had been put up at the Ferozepur public rally venue of the BJP, but "only 700 turned up (for the BJP event), what can I do in this?

Asked about Channi's comments, Mishra said, "If there was less crowd, then they should have allowed the prime minister to go. Why did they stop him?"

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