Charanjit Singh Channi called an all-party meeting
Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi has called an all-party meeting against the order of the Central Government to increase the jurisdiction of BSF in Punjab from 15 km adjacent to the border to 50 km. Navjot Singh Sidhu has attended this meeting as Punjab Congress President. Apart from this, many leaders of Aam Aadmi Party, Shiromani Akali Dal, Lok Insaaf Party and Shiromani Akali Dal (United) also attended the meeting. At the same time, the Bharatiya Janata Party boycotted this meeting despite the call being sent.
In Punjab, the Congress-led Punjab government is continuously opposing the decision of the Central Government to give the Border Security Force (BSF) the power to search, seize and arrest in a large area of 50 km instead of the current 15 km from the International Border. . The Punjab government has termed this decision of the central government as an encroachment on the rights of the states. Also, this decision has been termed as unilateral and undemocratic.
Channi has told undemocratic decision
Earlier, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi had condemned the decision while opposing the extension of the jurisdiction of BSF. He had said, ‘I strongly oppose and condemn the decision of the Government of India to irrationally extend the jurisdiction of the BSF to 50 km inside the Punjab region. The people of Punjab are deeply hurt by this unilateral decision. This is an undemocratic and anti-union decision of the Modi government.
Very important for assembly elections
This decision is also being considered very important in view of the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections. The opposition parties of the central government are trying to prove this decision against the interest of Punjabis. In the resolution passed in the meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), it has been said with various parties and parties to compel the government to withdraw this notification.
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