Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday cornered Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for not taking security along during his foreign visits and thereby violating protocol. The Home Minister's remark comes on the heels of recent attack on the Congress vice-president convoy during his Gujarat visit.
Taking to Twitter, Singh said, "Shri Rahul Gandhi undertook 121 tours in the last 2 years, out of which there were 100 security protocol violations of not using BR Car. Singh further said that Gandhi, who is provided with SPG protection, went abroad without taking SPG cover which is a violation of the SPG Act.
He further said that Gandhi was away from India on six occasions for 72 days without taking any SPG security along, posing grave threat to himself.
Responding to questions on the stone pelting on Gandhi's convoy in Gujarat, Singh said adequate security arrangement were made for the Congress vice-president but he did not pay heed to it.
Insisting that Gandhi had avoided the security advice in past, Singh said, "It is worth mentioning that in the past, there have been many instances when Gandhi ignored security advice. In his earlier visit to Gujarat on 21.07.2017, Shri Gandhi preferred to use a non-Bullet Resistance (BR) car in disregard of advice given by SPG to use BR car." ANI
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