Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday slammed the Congress over the security lapse during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Punjab.

Sonowal alleged that the Congress party does not have the “minimum respect” towards democracy.

He claimed that “conspiracies hatched by the Congress” will not impact the popularity of ‘global leader’ Modi.

Prime Minister Modi’s convoy was stranded on a flyover due to a blockade by protesters in Punjab’s Ferozepur, after which he returned from poll-bound Punjab without attending the planned events, including a rally.

“Congress stooped to a low level of politicking and the people of India have unanimously condemned it. The party did not show even the minimum respect towards democracy,” Sonowal said.

“Whatever conspiracies the Congress hatch, Modi is not only India’s but the world’s favourite leader. Nobody can affect the popularity of such a great leader. The party should know this,” said the former Assam CM.

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