As per the reports from ANI Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to withdraw the Special Protection Group (SPG) security cover of Congress President Sonia Gandhi his Son Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Vadra.
Govt Sources: Govt has decided to withdraw SPG protection from the Gandhi family(Sonia Gandhi,Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra), they will now be accorded Z+ security pic.twitter.com/Auina87oQ8— ANI (@ANI) November 8, 2019
The Ministry took the decision after reviewing the security cover of the three Congress leaders. Post the withdrawal of SPG protection the three leaders would now come under the cover of Z+ security.
Under the Z+ security personnel from CRPF would guard the three leaders. After the withdrawal of the SPG net of Gandhi family members, PM Narendra Modi remains the only person to have the SPG protection cover.
As per the amended SPG act, SPG protection is provided to Former Prime Ministers and their immediate family members for a period of 10 years since the time the person ceases to hold the office.