Punjab & Region

Smriti Irani slams Punjab CM Channi for briefing ‘private citizen’ Priyanka Gandhi on PM’s security breach

New Delhi, January 12

Calling Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra a private citizen, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday slammed Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi for briefing Priyanka on PM Narendra Modi’s security and breach.

Addressing a press conference here today, she said, “Why did the Punjab CM brief a private citizen (Priyanka Gandhi Vadra) on the PM’s security protocol and the breach? Why is the private citizen, who is a part of the Gandhi family, an interested party into the matter?”. She further questioned the Congress-led Punjab government for “deliberately breaching” the Prime Minister’s security measures.

Irani said, “I reiterate our questions to Congress high command. Why were security measures deliberately breached with the active connivance of the Congress-led government in Punjab? Who in Congress sought to benefit from the breach?”

The Union Minister and BJP leader said, “What is extremely disconcerting is that the Punjab Police officials have highlighted how they continuously engaged with the Congress government and the administration in Punjab to bring to light the threat to the security of PM and his route”.