Ashok Gehlot: 'SPG Cover Of The Gandhi Family Should Not Be Withdrawn'

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday tweeted and condemned the Central Government's decision to withdraw the SPG security cover of the Gandhi family

Written By Misha Bhatt | Mumbai | Updated On:

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday, November 8, condemned the decision of the Narendra Modi led Central Government to withdraw the Special Protection Group (SPG) security cover from Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. The Rajasthan CM took to his official Twitter handle and alleged the government of 'vendetta politics'.

Gehlot stated that the family has already lost 2 of its members to act of terror, and the SPG security cover was given to the family based on threat assessment.

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'Government should not politicise the security of the leaders'- Gehlot

He also alleged the government of politicising the security cover which is given to the leaders to save their lives. Ashok Gehlot demanded that the Prime Minister should make sure that the SPG cover is not withdrawn.

The Rajasthan Chief Minister further stated how the nation can never forget the sacrifices of India's former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Indira Gandhi and how the SPG cover has been given to the Prime Minister, former PMs and their family members under an Act of Parliament.

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Indian Youth Congress members protest over SPG withdrawal

The Indian Youth Congress members on Friday protested over SPG security of the Gandhi family being withdrawn by the government, outside the residence of Home Minister Amit Shah. Earlier in the day, the official Twitter handle of the Indian Youth Congress had informed about carrying out protests outside the official residence of the Home Minister. Condemning the government's decision to withdraw the SPG cover of the Gandhi family, the Indian Youth Congress stated, " We condemn the vindictive and shameful vendetta politics of the Modi govt in removing SPG protection from Smt Sonia Ji, Rahul Gandhi Ji, and Priyanka Ji." 

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