Haryana CM demands President rule in Punjab

Chandigarh, January 8

Alleging security breach during PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab on January 5, CM Manohar Lal Khattar today demanded the dismissal of the Charanjit Singh Channi government and holding of the upcoming Assembly polls in the state under the President’s rule.

Earlier during the day, Khattar offered prayers at Shri Mata Mansa Devi temple in Panchkula and performed Maha Mrityunjya Yajna with Speaker Gian Chand Gupta.

A delegation comprising the CM, Home Minister Anil Vij, Education Minister Kanwar Pal Gujjar, Transport Minister Mool Chand Sharma, Sports Minister Sandeep Singh and state BJP president OP Dhankar submitted a memorandum to Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, describing the PM’s security breach as a conspiracy.

The memorandum called the protesters who blocked Modi’s route Congress’ goons. “To fail the PM’s programme, Congress put the PM’s security in danger,” the memorandum, which was addressed to President Ram Nath Kovind, added.