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'PM security lapse was govt failure'

November 04, 2006 01:26 IST

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The security lapse during the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Thiruvananthapuram should not be taken lightly and was a great failure on the part of the government and police officials, opposition leader Oommen Chandy said on Friday.

Speaking to reporters, he welcomed Chief Minister V S Achuthanadan's directions to Chief Secretary Lizzie Jacob to inquire into it.

The incident had occurred, despite a trial run for the motorcade being held four times following the e-mail threat to the prime minister.

"This is a great disrespect to the state," he said.

The government has violated protocol by appointing a taxi driver instead of hiring the services of someone from the police department or Raj Bhavan, Chandy said.

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Sub: why does he need security

Why does he (PM) need secirity? 1) If anybody of his body guard is killed by some person, then this PM and his people ready ...

Posted by samanta

Sub: Chandy slams govt on lapse

"Welocme to India, the land run by brainless idiots and jackasses" should be the welcome sign for visitors at all airports. Imagine the PM's security ...

Posted by labrea

Sub: Govt Lapse on Security ??

Indian Government is functioning in such a way that both INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL security system is in great danger. UPA government is itself is in ...

Posted by Raghava


Dear sir, It is a matter of shame that this fine state has such a poor S.O.P's for provisioning of security to the P.M. and ...

Posted by Major Inderjit Singh



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