CM Charanjit Channi meets Capt Amarinder at latter's residence in Mohali
The meeting was held amid a standoff between the Punjab Congress and the Centre after the Modi administration expanded the BSF's jurisdiction in some border states from 15 to 50 kilometres.Author : Shagun
The newly appointed Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi met his predecessor Captain Amarinder Singh at the latter’s farmhouse in Siswan, Mohali.
The meeting was held amid a standoff between the Punjab Congress and the Centre after the Modi administration expanded the BSF's jurisdiction in some border states from 15 to 50 kilometres.
After the Centre’s unprecedented move, half of Punjab's area (around 25,000 out of a total of 50,000sq km) has been placed under BSF’s jurisdiction.
This move is firmly opposed by Charanjit Singh Channi, but Amarinder Singh applauded the government's decision on national security grounds.
Ministry of Home Affairs had stated that this decision was made to stop illicit activities in Punjab that are related to national security.
"It's a very politically sensitive move. The main aim of BSF is to guard borders and stop infiltration. Recent cases have shown they have not been able to guard the delineated line.”
Drone dropping of weapons and narcotics from across the border is one of the major issues that should be handled at the earliest.
Meanwhile, after Captain Amarinder Singh's removal from power, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is trying hard to lure him into the party. Capt Amarinder, on the other hand, has been
spotted meeting with top BJP brass.
Relations between Amarinder Singh and safron are obviously improved after his "humiliated" dismissal.