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Congress To Meet Home Minister,After Death Threat To Rahul Gandhi


NEW DELHI: The senior leaders of congress decided to meet home minister Rajnath Singh today as the party puducherry unit reported that it had received death threat against Rahul Gandhi.                                                

 The Congress vice president is scheduled to address a public rally tomorrow in Puducherry, where assembly elections will be held next week on May 16.

The threat letter, says the Congress, are written in Tamil.

Congress leaders like Anand Sharma and Ahmed Patel will meet the home minister and demand adequate security for their leader. They also want the central government to investigate the threats.

Rahul Gandhi, along with other members of his family are protected by the elite Special Protection Group, the highest level of security in the country. Only Prime Ministers and former PM and their families are protected by the SPG, apart from the Gandhi family.

The law was amended to include the families of former Prime Ministers 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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