New Delhi, Oct 8 : The Modi government has issued fresh guidelines related to the security cover given to the Gandhi family, in a wider surveillance programme of Gandhis . Currently, the SPG guards Congress’ interim president Sonia Gandhi, and her children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
the question is being raised why the government has changed procedure at this point of time when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is on a trip to Cambodia.
As the Centre has now made it mandatory for the Special Protection Group (SPG) personnel to accompany Gandhis during their foreign trips as well, the Congress has hit out at the move, describing it as ‘surveillance’.
Till recently, the Gandhis would travel with the SPG till their first location abroad, after which they would send the personnel on a return trip home, preferring their own privacy.