Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday cancelled his address at Ferozepur in Punjab over ‘serious’ security lapses after the Punjab government failed to deploy additional personnel owing to poor weather conditions.
According to a statement by the Ministry of Home Affairs, “Around 30 kms away from National Martyrs Memorial in Hussainiwala, when the PM’s convoy reached a flyover, it was found that the road was blocked by some protesters. The PM was stuck on a flyover for 15-20 minutes. This was a major lapse in the security of PM.”
Earlier today, the prime minister landed at Bathinda from where he was to go to National Martyrs Memorial at Hussainiwala by helicopter. He was scheduled to lay foundation stones for development projects at Ferozepur, which is located along the Indo-Pakistan border.
However, when the weather didn’t improve, it was decided that Modi would visit the National Marytrs Memorial via road, which would take more than two hours. “He proceeded to travel by road after necessary confirmation of necessary security arrangements by the DGP Punjab Police,” read the statement.