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Amid row over Gandhis' security, SPG amendment bill to be tabled next week

November 22, 2019 13:42 IST

Lok Sabha will take up the proposed amendment to the Special Protection Group Act next week, Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal said on Friday.

Elite SPG commandos protect the prime minister and his/her immediate family, former prime ministers and their immediate family for a certain period depending on the threat perception.

 

While listing out the government's business for next week in Lok Sabha, Meghwal said besides other bills, the SPG (Amendment) Bill will also be introduced.

According to official sources, family members of former prime ministers will not be guarded by the elite SPG commandos, as per the amendments approved by the Union cabinet.

This comes days after the government withdrew the SPG protection given to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her children, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, after almost three decades.

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