Meanwhile, the Centre on Thursday set up a three-member panel to investigate the security breach that stalled Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Punjab trip.
A BJP delegation Friday submitted a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind through Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal expressing deep concern over the security breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy in Punjab. The 10-member delegation was lead by BJP state president Samir Mohanty. After meeting the Governor, Mohanty lashed out at Congress for the breach in the prime minister’s security. It is very shameful that the Congress-led
government in Punjab was unable to provide security to the country’s PM. It is one of the outcomes of Congress’ conspiracy against the BJP, he said.
The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Registrar General of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to forthwith secure the records, pertaining to security arrangements made for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent Punjab visit, from the state government, its police and central agencies.
A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana also asked the counsel representing the Punjab and the central governments to ask the committees set up by them separately to probe the lapses during the visit of the prime minister to ‘hold their horses’ till Monday when it will hear the plea next.
Prime Minister Modi was in Punjab on Wednesday to dedicate projects worth Rs 42,000 crore to the people. He landed in Bathinda in the morning from where he was scheduled to fly to Ferozepur for a rally. However, bad weather forced a change in plans and PM Modi decided to cover the 100km distance by road – a two-hour drive.