Chandigarh, Jan 5: I express regret that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to return during his visit to Ferozepur district today. We respect our PM, said Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi addressing a press meet on security breach during PM’s visit to the state.
“I had to receive the PM at Bathinda today but those who had to accompany me tested COVID positive. Hence, I did not go to receive the PM today as I was in close contact with some who tested positive,” Channi said.
We had asked them (PMO) to discontinue the visit due to bad weather conditions & protests. We had no information of his (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) sudden route change. There was no security lapse during the PM visit, Channi added.
If there were any security lapses during PM Modi’s visit today, then we will conduct an inquiry. There was no danger to the prime minister, the CM added.
The farmers have been agitating peacefully for the last one year. I’m not going to lathi-charge at farmers. We spoke to farmers the whole last night after which they ended their agitation. Today, suddenly some agitators gathered in Ferozepur district, he said.