Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday hit out at the government for withdrawing the Special Protection Group (SPG) cover of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, saying the step is an "outrageous and mad decision".
The government has withdrawn the Special Protection Group (SPG) cover of the Gandhis, and they will now be given Z+ security by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), officials said on Friday.
Former home minister Mr Chidambaram, in a tweet posted by his family on his behalf, said: "The government's decision to withdraw SPG protection for the Gandhis is an outrageous and mad decision. It is said 'those who the gods wish to destroy, they first make them mad'."
I have asked my family to tweet the following on my behalf:P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) November 9, 2019
The Government's decision to withdraw SPG protection for the Gandhis is an outrageous and mad decision.
It is said 'Those who the gods wish to destroy, they first make them mad'.
Mr Chidambaram is in jail for alleged corruption in the INX Media case.
The Congress on Friday had alleged that the government was endangering the lives of Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra by withdrawing their SPG cover and the decision showed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership was "blinded by personal hatred and political vendetta".
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