Assam CM Condemns PM Modi’s Security Breach In Punjab; calls ‘a matter of shame’


Guwahati:  Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma condemned the breach in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security in Punjab on Wednesday.

Terming the security lapse during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Punjab ‘a shameful incident’, the Chief Minister slammed Congress saying the party is least interested in the development and just want to play politics.

Taking to Twitter, Chief Minister Sarma said, “It is a matter of shame that PM Narendra Modiji’s cavalcade was stopped by protesters on his way to visit the martyr’s memorial at Hussainiwala, Punjab. Compromising the security of PM is a matter of serious concern and must be enquired at the highest levels.”

Chief Minister Sarma also criticized his Punjab counterpart Charanjit Singh Channi over the incident and said, “While PM is going all out to ensure holistic development of Punjab, today’s incident shows how Congress is least interested in the development and only wants to play politics. The fact that Punjab CM did not address the issue makes matters even worse in the crucial border state.”


Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s events in Punjab were cancelled after his convoy was stopped on a flyover for roughly 20 minutes owing to a protest. The Prime Minister’s cavalcade was halted near Hussainiwala, in Ferozepur as some farmers were protesting his arrival in the state. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has called the incident a security lapse and has demanded clarification from the Punjab government on the incident. 

As per the MHA, PM Modi was scheduled to visit the National Martyrs Memorial via road. He proceeded to travel by road after necessary confirmation of necessary security arrangements by the DGP Punjab Police. The Home Ministry further said that the Prime Minister’s itinerary and travel plans were informed to the Punjab Government well in advance, and that they were supposed to make adequate logistics, security, and contingency plans, but that they failed to do so.

It should be noted here that the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Punjab’s Ferozepur, Harman Hans has been suspended after the incident on Wednesday.