“Congress govt doesn’t shoot at protesters”: Assam Congress on PM’s security lapse
Guwahati: War of words has escalated between BJP and Congress as Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Thursday hit back at BJP on the PM Modi’s security breach incident of Punjab occurred on Wednesday.
Mentioning the tragic incident during the anti Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Assam when five persons were allegedly killed in police firing on protesters, APCC said that Congress was not like BJP to open fire on protesters.
APCC president Bhupen Borah addressing media said, “Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi said that he would not have killed the protesters to make way for the PM. The BJP led government in Assam should learn how to respect democratic protests and not to shoot on innocent protesters like they did during CAA movement in Assam by killing five persons. Does Narendra Modi led government want the state government to shoot the protesting farmers like in Assam?”
The Congress leader claimed that it was only because of the dismal numbers of people attending PM Modi’s function in Punjab while led to the cancellation of Prime Minister’s program.
“Media reports have claimed that 95 percent of seats at the location where the PM’s function was organized were empty and to get rid of the ‘shameful’ situation, BJP and PM Modi are now criticizing Punjab government. Punjab CM was waiting for PM Modi at the helipad when the latter chose to travel via road without prior information. People of India are wise enough to know the reality,” Borah said.
Earlier, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma lambasted his Punjab counterpart Channi of negligence after in a major security lapse the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s entourage has to wait for over 15 minutes due to a protest while he was on his way to the National Martyrs Memorial.
Already, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) taking cognisance of this serious security lapse has sought a detailed report from the Punjab government. The Punjab government has also been asked to fix responsibility for this lapse and take strict action.