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Attempt to gain public sympathy: Rakesh Tikait on PM Modi's 'security lapse'

By Jasleen Kaur -- January 06, 2022 6:01 pm -- Updated:January 06, 2022 6:10 pm

New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed event at Ferozepur in Punjab on Wednesday had to be cancelled owing to "security lapse", national spokesperson for the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Rakesh Tikait said it was an attempt by the Centre to find a cheap way to gain public sympathy.

BKU's Rakesh Tikait said, "When Prime Minister Narendra Modi was coming to Punjab, what arrangements did he make regarding security? The news about him saying that he survived makes it clear that it was a stunt. It was an attempt to find a cheap way to gain public sympathy." The farmer leader said the Prime Minister should not have opted to go to Punjab.

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"The Central Government says that there was a security lapse and the Punjab Government says that the Prime Minister did not go there because chairs at his rally were empty. Both are only trying to defend themselves. The Prime Minister should not have gone there," Rakesh Tikait said.

Regarding the cancelled event of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Ferozepur in Punjab, Tikait on Wednesday said one needed to investigate whether there was a security lapse or the farmers were expressing their anger. "There is talk about rally being cancelled due to lapse in the security of PM Modi ji. On the other hand, the Chief Minister of Punjab is claiming the PM returned witnessing empty chairs. Now, it is necessary to investigate whether there is a lapse in the security or the farmers were expressing their anger," said Tikait in a tweet in Hindi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed event at Ferozepur in Punjab had to be cancelled owing to a 'security lapse'. The MHA has sought a detailed report from the Punjab Government, also asking it to fix responsibility for the lapse and take strict action.

PM Modi was scheduled to visit Ferozepur on Wednesday to lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than Rs 42,750 crore. However, the Prime Minister remained stranded on a flyover for 15-20 minutes.

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-PTC News

 

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