PM Modi stuck on flyover, Ferozepur rally cancelled after security breach

Chandigarh, 5/1:”A serious security lapse” on Wednesday left Prime Minister Narendra Modi stuck on a flyover in Punjab for around 15-20 minutes, prompting authorities to abort his plans to visit the National Martyrs Memorial in Hussainiwala and attend a programme unveiling development projects worth around Rs 42,750 crore in Ferozepur.

The incident triggered angry reactions from the BJP which accused the Congress-led government in Punjab of employing “dirty tricks” that even compromised the Prime Minister’s security as it feared a “resounding defeat” in the upcoming Assembly polls. They also alleged Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi refused to pick up the phone and attend to the issue.


The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued a statement soon after the incident involving the Prime Minister, who is protected by the Special Protection Group. It said Modi landed in Bathinda and he was to head to Hussainiwala by helicopter but due to rain and poor visibility, he waited for about 20 minutes for the weather to clear out.

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