NEW DELHI: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday thanked all the personnel of the Special Protection Group (SPG) for dedicatedly protecting him and his family for years and said it was "journey" filled with "affection and learning".
"A big thank you to all my brothers and sisters in the SPG who worked tirelessly to protect me and my family over the years. Thank you for your dedication, your constant support and for a journey filled with affection and learning. It has been a privilege. All the best for a great future," he said in a series of tweets.
A big thank you to all my brothers & sisters in the SPG who worked tirelessly to protect me & my family over the ye… https://t.co/1jZo2LcGeS
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1573222434000
His remarks came after the Narendra Modi-led government withdrew the SPG cover given to him his mother and Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi and his sister and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
The Gandhis have now been provided 'Z plus' security provided by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
The SPG security will be withdrawn from their New Delhi residences after the CRPF takes over the responsibility.
The Gandhi family has been enjoying the SPG cover since the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991.
According to the government officials, the decision to withdraw SPG security, the country's highest grade of protection, was taken after a revieRead More – Source