Chandigarh: Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday said that there should not be any hindrance during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit. The patron of Shiromani Akali Dal said that it is the responsibility of the state to ensure the security of the Prime Minister, which the Prime Minister visits. A ‘major security lapse’ took place when Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy on Wednesday got stuck on a flyover blocking the road of some protesters on its way to Ferozepur and Modi returned from Punjab without attending any event, including a rally. Were.
‘The rally was not crowded but still…’
The Shiromani Akali Dal leader also raised the issue of low attendance at the Ferozepur rally as had been earlier said by the ruling Congress. Badal said in Malout, ‘There was no crowd in the rally, but still I say that whoever is the Prime Minister, there should be no hindrance in his program. There was no crowd there because people don’t like this party. He said that the Bharatiya Janata Party has done injustice to the farming community. Responding to a question, Badal said the Congress-led government was an “inefficient government”.
‘Will oppose President’s rule’
Meanwhile, Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said his party would oppose any move to impose President’s rule in Punjab and as per the democratic tradition, the people of Punjab would deal with the “corrupt and incompetent” rule of the Congress. “SAD is a strong supporter of federalism and mainly opposes the Centre’s steps like imposition of President’s rule. We believe that the task of overthrowing this corrupt, scam and tainted government should be left to the Punjabis. This government has not only failed on all fronts but is also unable to maintain law and order in the state.
‘CM Channi responsible for breach in security’
Sukhbir said that Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi was responsible for the breach in the security of the Prime Minister. “The state government should have given utmost importance to the security of the Prime Minister. This matter is beyond politics and should not be politicised. (Language)