Tribune News Service
Shimla, January 9
Himachal BJP on Sunday alleged that breach in the security of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Ferozepur visit on January 5 by Punjab Government was “deliberate and a premeditated conspiracy” and demanded President’s Rule in Punjab for maintaining law and order and preventing recurrence of such incidence.
In a memorandum submitted to President of India through Governor Rajendra Arlekar, a delegation of the party led by chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, state BJP chief Suresh Kashyap along with ministers and senior leaders, the BJP accused the Congress party and Punjab Government of posing threat to the life of Prime Minister by not discharging its duty to provide full security to Prime Minister and allowing the miscreants to stop him from reaching the venue of the meeting.
“It is for the first time that Prime Minister had to go back without attending the function due to serious lapse in security arrangements which were never seen before and this would be remembered as a black chapter in the history when the intentions of the Congress party to harm the prime minister were thwarted”, the Memorandum said.
Pointing out that the entire responsibility of providing security along the route of carcade of Prime minister was on the state government, the memorandum said that the carcade of PM was stopped on the flyover which comes under firing range of Pakistan and it is intriguing that when the security staff of PM tried to contact the office of the chief minister, there was no response, which speaks volumes of connivance of state government in the sordid incident.
A high-level inquiry should be ordered into the incidents and culprits should be brought to the book and president’s rule be imposed in the state as “anarchic situation is prevailing in the state and continuation of such incompetent, incapable, careless and irresponsible government is harmful for the state”, the memorandum says.
Later talking to media persons, Chief Minister said that it is possible that the carcade of the PM was stopped by miscreants at the behest of the government and a high-level inquiry should be ordered and stringent action be taken against the guilty.