Punjab Election 2022: ‘I’m a CM, not terrorist’, says Channi on being denied to fly to Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar

Punjab Election 2022

2022-02-15 10:17:55

Punjab Election 2022
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Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi addresses a press convention


  • Channi stated he was not allowed to fly to Hoshiarpur and Jalandhar because it was declared a no-fly zone
  • He was unable to attend Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s election rally in Hoshiarpur
  • Elections needs to be performed free and truthful, utilizing ED and CBI in opposition to Opp is not going to work, he stated

Alleging that his chopper was not allowed to fly to Hoshiarpur and Jalandhar because it was declared a no-fly zone due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Jalandhar, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi stated that he’s not a terrorist. The chief minister additional stated Punjab is secure in our palms, including that utilizing investigative companies for the Opposition is not going to work.

Consequently, he was unable to attend Congress chief Rahul Gandhi‘s election rally in Hoshiarpur.

Chatting with media individuals, Channi stated, “I used to be in Una at 11 am however all of a sudden permission to fly (to Hoshiarpur) was denied because of PM Modi’s motion, it was declared a no-fly zone. I used to be not in a position to attend Rahul Gandhi’s rally in Hoshiarpur. I had permission to land.”

“That is our Punjab and that is secure in our palms. Charanjit Channi is a Chief Minister, he isn’t a terrorist that you’re stopping him from flying to Hoshiarpur. This isn’t the best way,” he added.

“The elections needs to be performed free and truthful and utilizing companies (ED, CBI) in opposition to opposition is not going to work,” he stated.

Earlier on Monday, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Sunil Kumar Jakhar had alleged that Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s scheduled go to to Hoshiarpur was cancelled by the Centre.

Addressing a public gathering in Hoshiarpur, Jakhar stated, “Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi was scheduled to come back to Hoshiarpur nevertheless it’s shameful that the Central Authorities cancelled permission for him to come back right here.”

“If the Election Fee of India doesn’t take cognisance of this, I’ll perceive that these polls are a farce, sham,” Jakhar stated.

The Congress chief stated the Centre ought to shed some mild on the incident.

“Just a few days again, the prime minister had stated when he got here to Punjab, he wasn’t allowed to go to Ferozepur and there was a menace to his life. At present, when Charanjit Singh Channi is being stopped from coming to Hoshiarpur, I request PM Modi Sahab to shed some mild on it,” he stated.

The prime minister’s Ferozepur rally earlier needed to be cancelled after a significant safety breach along with his convoy caught on a flyover after the agitating farmers had blocked the street. The BJP is elevating the difficulty of the safety breach of the prime minister within the ongoing electioneering within the state.

On January 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s convoy was caught on a flyover for 15-20 minutes.

Meeting polls for electing 117 meeting seats in Punjab shall be held on February 20. The outcomes shall be declared on March 10. 

(With inputs from ANI)

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