Ferozepur, January 7
In Ferozepur, Bharatiya Janata Party workers staged a vigorous demonstration in front of the DC office at Ferozepur Cantonment, in protest against the huge security lapse in the Prime Minister’s security on January 5.
PM Modi was to lay the foundation stone of PGI Satellite Centre in Ferozepur on January 5, when his convoy was struck on the flyover, 10 km ahead of the rally site and the same has to be postponed. Meanwhile, MHA team has visited Ferozepur to enquire into the incident.
The protest was led by Surinder Singh Bagge, BJP district President and effigy of CM was burnt to register their complaint.
Gurparvez Singh Sandhu, former national vice president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and former president of Punjab BJYM, said that when all three agricultural laws were withdrawn, why was there a protest? The protesting farmers were only a handful who were sent by the state government to create trouble. It is noteworthy that Sandhu was responsible for the preparations for the PM’s rally and for the last several days he was working day and night for this.
Sandhu further said, “The state government did not pay heed to our apprehensions even once. We had complained about the PM’s posters being torn but the administration did not take any action on it. The Prime Minister wanted to give a lot to the small farmers. He was to announce the PGI Center and several development projects. The state and its people have lost it all due to the state government’s lapse. Even no officer came out from the DC office to take the memorandum.”
Ashwani Grover former MC President said that the Punjab government did not pay attention to our apprehensions even once. We had complained about the PM’s poster being torn but the administration did not take any action on it.
It will be great loss to the state, by blocking the PM convoy on way to the rally where PM was to lay the foundation stone of PGI Satellite Centre in Ferozepur a long pending demand of the people of the area, besides other projects of more than Rs 42,000 crore in the state including two medical colleges at Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur, said BJP leaders.