Rajya Sabha passes bill to amend SPG Act, Amit Shah rejects charge of political vendetta, Congress stages walkout
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Rajya Sabha passes bill to amend SPG Act, Amit Shah rejects charge of political vendetta, Congress stages walkout

Union home minister Amit Shah. (PTI)NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill to amend the Act governing the elite-Special Protection Group (SPG) with home minister Amit Shah rejecting the opposition’s charge of political vendetta and asserting the government was concerned about security of all 130 crore Indians and not just the Gandhi family. Replying to a debate on the SPG (Amendment) Bill, Shah said that the BJP does not carry out any action with a vindictive approach and it was the Congress that took many such decisions in the past. He said no discussion happened when security cover reviews with respect to former Prime ministers including PV Narasimha Rao, IK Gujral, Chandra Shekhar, HD Deve Gowda and recently Manmohan Singh were undertaken. “Security cover must not be treated as a status symbol by individuals. The SPG security cover is meant specifically for the prime minister and must not be enjoyed by any other individual,” he said. The Congress, which criticised the amendment, walked out of Rajya Sabha, saying it is diss

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