Rahul Gandhi's car was attacked on Friday when he was on his way to the helipad after visiting the flood-hit areas in Gujarat. Photograph: (ANI)
The home minister was responding to allegations by Congress members that Gandhi could have been killed in Gujarat where stones were pelted on his car last week
Home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi did not follow security protocol when his convoy was attacked in Gujarat last week.
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“Rahul Gandhi did not listen to the area police or SPG officials and refused bulletproof car in Gujarat,” Singh said in the Lok Sabha.
Singh also added that Gandhi had not taken SPG protection on 6 foreign tours in the last two years.
“In the last two years, Rahul Gandhi was out for 72 days on 6 foreign tours but didn't take SPG cover. We want to know, where did he go? Why didn't he take SPG cover?,” ANI quoted Singh as saying in the Lok Sabha.
We want to know what is Rahul Gandhi trying to hide by not taking SPG along on foreign tours when he is a SPG protectee: HM in Lok Sabha— ANI (@ANI_news) August 8, 2017
He was responding to allegations by Congress members that Gandhi could have been killed in Gujarat where stones were pelted on his car last week.