A delegation of Goa BJP leaders led by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday, January 7, met Governor P S Sridharan Pillai and demanded dismissal of the Punjab government over the security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to that state.
The delegation included Goa BJP chief Sadanand Shet Tanavade and Revenue Minister Jennifer Monserrate among others.
Sawant requested the Governor to speak to President Ram Nath Kovind and covey their appeal
"It is not right on my part to comment on such issues," Governor told reporters later, adding that he would convey the demand to the higher authorities.
Sawant alleged that Congress workers, in connivance with their party's government in Punjab, were involved in the unprecedented security breach.
"Never in the past, such an incident has happened and it should not recur in future. An inquiry should be conducted into the incident. The Punjab government has no right to continue. If they cannot provide security to the Prime Minister, the common man is not safe in that state," Sawant said.
Later in the day, Sadanand Shet Tanavade held a Mashal rally to protest against Punjab Government and demanded a stern action Congress-led government in Punjab.
In a 'major security lapse', the prime minister's convoy was stranded on a flyover for nearly 20 minutes due to a blockade by protesters in Ferozepur on Wednesday. Modi returned from poll-bound Punjab without attending any event, including a rally.