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PM Modi cancels visit to Ferozpur in Punjab after farmers block roads

Prime Minister Modi was stuck on a flyover for 15-20 minutes as the road ahead was blocked by protesters, the ministry informed.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed event at Ferozepur in Punjab on Wednesday had to be cancelled owing to a “security lapse”, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has said.

The Ministry has sought a detailed report from the State government and to fix responsibility for the lapse and take strict action.

The Prime Minister was scheduled to lay the foundation stones for several projects.

According to a MHA statement, he landed at Bathinda in the morning from where he was to go to the National Martyrs Memorial at Hussainiwala by helicopter. “Due to rain and poor visibility, PM waited for about 20 minutes for the weather to clear out. When the weather didn’t improve, it was decided that he would visit the National Marytrs Memorial via road, which would take more than two hours. He then proceeded to travel by road after necessary confirmation of necessary security arrangements by the Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Police,” the statement said, adding, “Around 30 km 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 the flyover for 15-20 minutes. This was a major lapse in the security of PM.”

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Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced from the stage that PM Narendra Modi cancelled his scheduled visit “due to some reasons”.

“Today morning PM landed at Bathinda from where he was to go to National Martyrs Memorial at Hussainiwala by helicopter. Due to rain and poor visibility, PM waited for about 20 minutes for the weather to clear out. When the weather didn’t improve, it was decided that he would visit the National Marytrs Memorial via road, which would take more than 2 hours. He proceeded to travel by road after necessary confirmation of necessary security arrangements by the DGP Punjab Police,” said the MHA.

 

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