Parliament LIVE Updates: As Rajya Sabha passes SPG Bill, Amit Shah says three officers suspended for security breach at Priyanka Gandhi’s residence
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Parliament LIVE Updates: As Rajya Sabha passes SPG Bill, Amit Shah says three officers suspended for security breach at Priyanka Gandhi’s residence

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Parliament Latest Updates | In the duration of his response to arguments for and against the SPG Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday also spoke about the Opposition’s accusation of “political vendetta” after the Centre terminated the special security for the Gandhi family.
On the security breach that occurred at Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s house, Shah said, “Incident happened on 25 November. Priyanka Gandhi got information that Rahul Gandhi was coming to meet her in a black SUV, but another black SUV came at the same time which had Meerut Congress leader Sharda Tyagi in it. The car and timing were same, such was the coincidence. That’s why the car with Sharda Tyagi went in without security check. Then also, we’ve ordered high-level probe and suspended 3 officers responsible for breach.”
In the duration of his response to arguments for and against the SPG Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday also spoke about the Opposition’s accusation of “political vendetta” after the Centre terminated the special security for the Gandhi family.
On the security breach that occurred at Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s house, Shah said, “Incident happened on 25 November. Priyanka Gandhi got information that Rahul Gandhi was coming to meet her in a black SUV, but another black SUV came at the same time which had Meerut Congress leader Sharda Tyagi in it. The car and timing were same, such was the coincidence. That’s why the car with Sharda Tyagi went in without security check. Then also, we’ve ordered high-level probe and suspended 3 officers responsible for breach.”
The Centre needs to ensure security of all the citizens of India, said Home Minister Amit Shah in his response to arguments regarding the SPG Bill moved in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Shah was addressing concerns and accusations regarding the SPG cover being taken away from the Gandhi family.
“Any citizen of India could also be facing more threats than the Prime Minister of India. Are we to give everyone SPG protection? The SPG cover is only for the prime minister,” he said.
An uproar emanated from the Treasury benches demanding an apology from Congress’ Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury for calling Narendra Modi and Amit Shah ‘infiltrators’ and calling Nirmala Sitharaman, ‘nirbala’ on Monday. Opposition MPs staged a walkout following the protests.
The government never intervened in the price rise, but only remained a mere spectator, CPM’s KK Ragesh said in the Rajya Sabha, alleging that the government is allowing onions to rot in godowns, but not giving them to people.
Rajnath Singh said during the BJP parliamentary meet that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not satisfied with the poor attendance of MPs in Parliament. He suggested MPs to be in Parliament premises when Bills are being taken up.
Remembering the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Congress’ Digvijaya Singh said that the government should exercise caution to avoid such a disaster in the future.
During the Question Hour in Lok Sabha, BJP’s Jual Oram and BJD’s Pinaki Misra talked about the relief measures taken after Cyclone Fani, with the former questioning the expenditure of funds granted to the state to cope with the disaster.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will on Tuesday move The Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill seeks to amend the Special Protection Group Act, 1988, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on 27 November with a voice vote.
A statement from the Home Ministry said, “The Bill says that family members of a former Prime Minister who reside with him at his allotted accommodation will get security cover of the SPG only for five years, from the date he/she ceases to hold the office of Prime Minister.”
During the debate on the Bill in Lok Sabha, Shah had said rejected Congress allegations about “political vendetta” in the change in the security of Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and said that changes had been made in the protection Act earlier keeping “one family in mind”.
He said security has been changed of members of Gandhi family after a yearly professional assessment and the change in security has also been done under the ambit of the Act. He added security has been changed from SPG on the basis of an assessment of threat perception.
Shah will also move the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019 for consideration and passing. The Bill will provide for the merger of Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.
Additionally, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

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