Lok Sabha: Congress leaders protested against withdrawal of SPG cover to the Gandhi family
The leaders of the opposition Congress in the Lok Sabha today demanded a response from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah on withdrawal of Special Protection Group (SPG) cover from the Gandhi family.
Mr Shah left the lower house when the Congress leaders started shouting slogans, asking him to make a statement on why SPG security cover was withdrawn from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who the leaders said face serious threats.
The three are now protected by the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) under Z plus category security.
Over 20 leaders of the Congress and the National Conference walked into the well of the lower house during question hour even as Speaker Om Birla asked them to return to their seats.
The Congress leaders were heard shouting slogans like “please stop revenge politics”, “end dictatorship” and “we want justice”, news agency Press Trust of India reported.
The Congress leaders than walked out of the Lok Sabha.
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