Congress Leaders Meet Rajnath Singh Over Death Threat To Rahul Gandhi

09/05/2016 5:27 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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All India Congress Party vice president Rahul Gandhi addresses an election rally in Chennai late May 7,2016, ahead of voting in state assembly elections in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. / AFP / ARUN SANKAR (Photo credit should read ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Gandhi family scion Rahul Gandhi received an assassination threat following which the opposition party leaders met Union home minister Rajnath Singh to request the government to beef up Gandhi’s personal security, according to news reports.

Singh assured the delegation there will be prompt action and security enhancement.

The letter with the threat to blow up Gandhi into pieces during his visit to Puducherry was sent to former union minister V Narayanasamy’s house. The anonymous letter blamed the previous Congress government for the sorry state of affairs of local industries where load men and workers were affected by the policies of the Congress party, The Times Of India reported.

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.

Home ministry officials after the meeting with the Congress delegation told The Economic Times, security procedures for Gandhi, who's an SPG protectee, will be reviewed.

The Gandhi Family is protected by the Special Protection Group - the highest level of security in the country. After former prime minister and Rahul Gandhi’s father Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated during an election campaign in Tamil Nadu in 1991, the law was amended to widen the SPG protection to families of former prime ministers.

(With PTI Inputs)

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