Punjab ruled by the Congress, and West bengal ruled by the Trinamool Congress, both protested to the Union home Ministry's decision, claiming that it violated the federal spirit. The state governments claim that the central government is interfering with state authorities in its pursuit of central forces. punjab Chief minister Charanjit Singh Channy argued that the Union home Ministry's judgement was incorrect. He criticised the BSF's growth in their state, calling it a blatant attack on the federal spirit. On social media, Union home minister amit shah was urged to reverse his decision immediately.
Former punjab Chief minister amarinder singh, on the other hand, backed the decision of the national government. He said that expanding BSF jurisdiction at the country's frontiers will help to strengthen the country's national defence system. amarinder singh stated that using the military in politics was improper.