MHA will take big and tough decisions: Anurag Thakur on security breach during PM Modi’s Punjab visit

“The Home Ministry has also spoken about taking action. After gathering information, whatever steps…big and tough decisions will be taken by it,” Union Minister Anurag Thakur said

Union Minister Anurag Thakur on January 6 said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is gathering information on the security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab and “big and tough decisions” will be taken.

Responding to questions on the issue of security breach during a briefing on a Union Cabinet meeting, Mr. Thakur noted that some people have already approached the Supreme Court in this regard.

“The Home Ministry has also spoken about taking action. After gathering information, whatever steps…big and tough decisions will be taken by it,” he told reporters in New Delhi.

“It is my firm belief that the country’s judicial system does justice to everyone and when such mistakes happen, whatever steps need to be taken will be taken,” the Minister added.

Besides the Cabinet meeting and a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, the Prime Minister also chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security on January 6.

Mr. Modi also met President Ram Nath Kovind, who expressed concern over the security lapse during the prime minister’s visit to Punjab on Wednesday.

In a “major security lapse”, Mr. Modi’s convoy was stranded on a flyover due to a blockade by protesters in Ferozepur on January 5. He returned from poll-bound Punjab without attending any event, including a rally.

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