Government decides to withdraw NSG from VIP security duties
This will be after over two decades that the 'black cat' commandos of the elite counter-terror force will be taken out from VIP protection duties, a task not originally charted for it when the force was conceptualised and raised in 1984. The force provides proximate and mobile security cover under the top 'Z+' category to 13 'high-risk' VIPs.
Congress demands restoration of SPG cover for Gandhis
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Priyanka security breach: Robert Vadra calls it 'very big lapse', says SPG cover removal 'political
"Our security is not important as much as the security of the women in the country. The government should think about it at the national and state level. Our security and of our children is on second level, we have to think about the security of women first," Robert Vadra told reporters.
Why did Gandhis lose their SPG cover? Read this
As per the information shared by government sources, Rahul Gandhi, during 2005-2014, travelled in non-BR (bullet resistant) vehicles on 18 visits to different parts of the country and there has been 1892 occasions till May this year when he travelled in a non-BR vehicle in Delhi, which amounts to almost one incident everyday.
SPG cover gone, it may be Priyanka’s bungalow next
Priyanka had been allotted 35 Lodhi Estate, a Type VI bungalow, in February 1997 for security reasons. The bungalow was allotted to Priyanka, a private citizen, after the recommendation of SPG, home ministry and Cabinet Secretariat. With her SPG cover gone – the reason for her getting government accommodation – Priyanka may have to vacate her house.
Modi, Shah blinded by political vendetta, alleges Congress on SPG cover withdrawal
Congress' Anand Sharma said the decision to remove the SPG cover for Sonia Gandhi, Rahul and Priyanka is "shocking and vindictive". "It makes the family vulnerable. Not to forget that two members of the family former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were assassinated," he said.
Congress gives notice of adjournment motion in LS over withdrawal of SPG cover of Gandhis
On Monday, the first day of the Winter Session, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had raised the issue of SPG security, saying the move to withdraw the cover of party chief Sonia Gandhi and former president Rahul Gandhi was "arbitrary".
Rajya Sabha passes bill to amend SPG Act, Amit Shah rejects charge of political vendetta, Congress stages walkout
The Congress, which criticised the amendment, walked out of Rajya Sabha saying it is dissatisfied with the Home Minister's reply on the amendment to the SPG Act.
Those objecting withdrawal of SPG can go to court: Swamy
Supporting government's decision to withdraw SPG cover of Gandhi family, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that those having objections to this can go to court and challenge it.
SPG bill will restore original intent of act: Amit Shah in Lok Sabha
The proposed bill says the SPG will provide security to prime minister, and members of his immediate family residing with him at his official residence.
Government withdraws Manmohan Singh's SPG cover
The decision was made after a three-month review by security forces.
No Special Protection Group for family unless living with PM
As per the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday, proximate security will be given by the force only to the prime minister and members of his immediate family if they live with him at his official residence.
Car with seven people drives into Priyanka's residence, security breach taken up with CRPF
The Congress general secretary's office has taken up the issue of the security breach that occurred on November 26 with the Central Reserve Police Force, they said.
Protest, walkout in lower house
DMK member TR Balu too protested against the government decision to remove SPG cover of the Congress leaders. While Congress and DMK members staged a walkout, other Opposition leaders chose to remain in the House.
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