The Congress party has claimed a violation in party president Rahul Gandhi’s security in Uttar Pradesh during his visit to Amethi in Uttar Pradesh to file his nominations for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Congress leaders wrote a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and urged the centre to “probe and neutralize the threat, if any, and ensure that the protocol relating the Congress president’s security detail is strictly followed.”
The Congress said in the letter that, green laser light was pointed at t Rahul Gandhi’s head seven times while his interaction with the media after filing his nominations. Congress said, “a laser (green) was pointed at his head, intermittently on at least 7 separate occasions in a short period; including twice at his temple on the right side of the head.” Calling the incident “an alarming lapse on part of the UP administration”, the Congress has asked to prompt action from the government.
The letter reads, “Bereft of any political differences, security of Shri Rahul Gandhi is the first responsibility of your government and the ministry. Rahul Gandhi being a high-risk target is especially vulnerable during the extensive electioneering in the ongoing 2019 elections.” The letter is signed by senior party leaders Ahmed Patel, Jairam Ramesh, and Randeep Singh Surjewala.