Modi in Punjab: Reached airport alive, thank your CM for that, PM tells officials

Bhatinda: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly told the airport officials at Bhatinda to thank Punjab CM that he reached the airport alive.

The Prime Minister's convoy, during his visit to National Martyrs Memorial in Punjab, via road reached a flyover where the road was blocked by some protestors.

The PM was stuck on the flyover for 15-20 minutes. This was a major lapse in the security of the PM.

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday sought a detailed report from the Punjab government regarding the security lapse.

Prime Minister Modi landed at Bathinda this morning from where he was to go to the National Martyrs Memorial at Hussainiwala by helicopter.

Due to rain and poor visibility, the Prime Minister waited for about 20 minutes for the weather to clear out, said a Home Ministry statement.

"When the weather did not improve, it was decided that he would visit the National Martyrs Memorial via road, which would take more than two hours," the statement said.

The PM then proceeded to travel by road after confirmation of necessary security arrangements by the DGP Punjab Police, the statement said.

"Around 30 kms away from the National Martyrs Memorial in Hussainiwala, when the Prime Minister's convoy reached a flyover, it was found that the road was blocked by some protestors."

"The Prime Minister was stuck on a flyover for 15-20 minutes. This was a major lapse in the security of the Prime Minister," read the statement.

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