Rahul Gandhi receives death threat, Cong to meet home min over security

  • Agencies, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 09, 2016 14:13 IST
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressing an election rally ahead of Tamil Nadu legislative assembly elections at Madurai on Saturday. (PTI)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday received a death threat following which senior party leaders will meet Union home minister Rajnath Singh.

According to reports, Puducherry Congress received a letter threatening the life of Rahul Gandhi on Monday.

Congress leaders Ahmed Patel, Rajeev Shukla, Motilal Vora and Anand Sharma will take up the matter with Rajnath Singh, asking him to step up the security for the party vice-president.

Rahul Gandhi, along with other members of his family are protected by the elite Special Protection Group. Only Prime Ministers and former Prime Minister of India and members of their immediate families are protected by the SPG, apart from the Gandhi family.

The law was amended to include the Gandhi family under SPG cover after the assassination of Rahul’s father and former PM Rajiv Gandhi during an election campaign in Tamil Nadu in 1991.

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