Congress delegation meets Rajnath over death threat to Rahul

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New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A Congress delegation on Monday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh to demand adequate security for party vice president Rahul Gandhi in wake of death threats to him.

The part’s Puducherry unit had received a letter threatening Gandhi would be killed like his father, former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

“Home minister has assured prompt action and security enhancement. He also assured that the agencies of centre and state, Special Protection Group (SPG) will be alerted to the threat that has been received,” senior Congress leader Anand Sharma told reporters.

During the meeting, Sharma also raised the issue of proposal to shift en masse about 400 officers of the SPG and to bring in new people.

“It is a matter of concern as to why such a proposal has come up as SPG personnel require rigorous training,” he said.

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