The serious security breach when the Prime Minister’s cavalcade was stranded on a flyover near village Piareana in the Ghall khurd tehsil of Ferozepur district enroute to Hussainiwala in Punjab close to the Pakistani border making him a sitting duck to terrorists attack from within and outside the country has conspiracy and conceit written all over it.
The conivance and collusion of the top Punjab police officials and thus the government in bringing about this serious lapse in security cannot be ruled out as they were in the know of the route taken by the PM and could have informed the protesters who blocked the PM’s entourage on the flyover.
The SPG’s blue book clearly lays out the protocol and the process of sanitization of routes to be followed by the PM of the country. Rule 2 clearly states the responsibility of the state government and the police in sanitizing and securing the routes and the state DGP was well aware of everything. Intelligence inputs and warnings from the centre regarding possible protests were ignored by the state government and its police.
Political differences and priorities have taken precedence over the security of the country’s PM so much so that the life of Bharat’s PM was put on the line.
Just hours before the PM was to pass through the route announcements were made from the nearby religious places to gather protesters who then blocked the route with tractors and buses while the Punjab police behaved like tourists sipping tea with the protesters.
In fact a video footage of a group of protesters has the main protagonist proclaiming loudly that when they could do away with Indira Gandhi Modi is nobody.
This speaks volumes about the deteriorating law and order in the State and the re-emergence of the khalistani lobby.
The buses of BJP supporters were smashed and the Punjab police lathicharged BJP workers covering them in blood after the PM’s cavalcade was forced to return. In fact Punjab policemen can be seen sitting inside the bus which blocked the route of the country’s PM.
Amidst all this evidence the Punjab CM categorically denied that their was an security breach further lending credence to the fact that the state government was hand in glove with the protesters.
Turncoat Sidhu also wasted no time in throwing jibes and mocking at the PM for the latter’s remark where he thanked the Punjab CM for being allowed out of Punjab alive before boarding the flight back to Delhi.
Ironically the Congress- who has been at the receiving end of terrorism with two of the countries former PM’s belonging to the Congress succumbing to terrorism – has also failed to condemn this callous and lackadaisical approach of it’s State government calling it a drama by the prime minister of the country. However, saner voices in the Congress like the former I&B minister Manish Tewari who also hails from Punjab has rightly called for a judicial enquiry into the whole breach.
A bad precedence has been laid by an opposition government which has chosen to compromise the safety and security of the country’s head of State because of its political differences and ire for the party to which the PM belongs which is unprecedented and unheard of before.
Our prime minister was clearly more safe and secure when he chose to make an unscheduled landing in Pakistan to meet the then PM of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif.