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Why PM Modi break Security Protocol to meet Vajpayee at AIIMS?

Why PM Modi break Security Protocol to meet Vajpayee at AIIMS?

To know the health of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in AIIMS on Sunday night. No one has given the prior notice to AIIMS administration about the arrival of the Prime Minister. According to some media reports, PM Modi breaks security-protocol(PM arrived at the AIIMS without any security). His convey stopped on every traffic signal from seven Lok Kalyan Marg to AIIMS. Modi reached AIIMS at 9 p.m. and left by 9:25 pm on Sunday night. He stayed AIIMS near about 20 minutes. Now a question arises, why did he do this? Why he break the protocol? Is AIIMS Administrations was aware of his arrival? Who was leading his security arrangements? 

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee(93), was admitted to AIIMS on June 11. He is suffering from chest congestion(a kidney tract infection), and urine output on the lower side. This time he has been admitted due to infection in the urinary tract. For last 30 years, he is undergoing treatment at AIIMS under the supervision of personal physician Dr. Randeep Gularia.

How many times PM Modi been broken security protocols?

However, it is not the first time when Narendra Modi breaks Security Protocol, he had done it in past as he walked around greeting the crowd, who were gathered to witness the celebrations of India’s 69th Republic Day at Rajpath on 26 January 2018. The same incident was done by him at Surat when he stopped his convoy mid-way to meet a four-year-old girl on Gujarat tour. Some other incidents are as;

  1. In the past, he has warmly received Japan PM Shinzo Abe, Barack Obama, and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu with “bear hugs” and Bangladesh PM Hasina with a bouquet at their aircrafts’ gates during their visits to India.
  2. He made an informal “surprise” trip to Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif’s family residence in 2015. Incidentally, that day was Sharif’s birthday and his grand-daughter’s wedding.
  3. In another case of protocol-breaking, after former-president APJ Abdul Kalam’s death-Modi government announced a 7-day mourning period. He also attended the president’s funeral at Rameswaram.
  4. For Gujarat sea-plane ride, Modi breaches security protocols

Basically, Protocols are a system of rules that explain the correct procedures/conduct in a formal situation. However, sometimes Modi has been said about protocols that,”He is a common man unaware of protocols”. But it was a matter of his life, as he is the current Prime Minister of India and risk in his protection could have been a big stress for BJP and Co. 


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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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