New Delhi, Dec 3: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will move The Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha.The Congress is likely to raise the issue of security breach at Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s residence weeks after her SPG cover was removed.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentary party begins at Parliament Library Building. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and other Union Ministers Pralhad Joshi, Jitendra Singh & Arjun Ram Meghwal arrived for BJP parliamentary party meeting.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will on Tuesday move The Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill seeks to amend the Special Protection Group Act, 1988, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on 27 November with a voice vote.
A statement from the Home Ministry said, “The Bill says that family members of a former Prime Minister who reside with him at his allotted accommodation will get security cover of the SPG only for five years, from the date he/she ceases to hold the office of Prime Minister.”
During the debate on the Bill in Lok Sabha, Shah had said rejected Congress allegations about “political vendetta” in the change in the security of Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and said that changes had been made in the protection Act earlier keeping “one family in mind”.
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