1. Security to Robert Vadra’s mother: Congress says government should explain

Security to Robert Vadra’s mother: Congress says government should explain

The Congress today suggested that it was for the Modi government to explain why the mother of Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, was being provided security, which has become a matter of controversy.

By: | New Delhi | Published: May 10, 2017 11:17 PM
Kumar claimed the government has also provided security to a number of industrialists and sought to know who they are. Earlier in the day, Vadra hit out at the media over the report. (IE)

The Congress today suggested that it was for the Modi government to explain why the mother of Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, was being provided security, which has become a matter of controversy. The opposition party said the NDA government had provided security to individuals with “interesting backgrounds”, including industrialists, powerful corporate brokers and politicians, and demanded that the list of such people be released.

“It is very interesting that Mr Modi has been in the government for 36 months now and there have been umpteen times when he could have reduced the security (provided to Vadra’s mother),” Congress spokesperson Ajoy Kumar said.

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He was responding when asked to comment on a media report which said that six Delhi Police personnel have been deployed for the last 13 years at Vadra’s family home in the posh New Friends Colony where his mother Maureen Vadra resides.

“Unless there is a security perception, why is the Modi government continuing the security to her in the first place,” Kumar asked.

He told the journalists to find about the people who are getting government security, wondering if the Modi government was continuing such benefits “according to the set processes”.

“If the government releases the list of all people who have been given security in the past 36 months one could get an interesting list of industrialists, powerful corporate brokers and politicians with very interesting background,” the Congress spokesman said.

He said the government has decided that politician Amar Singh and yoga guru and businessman Baba Ramdev get security along with protection to the latter’s factory.

Kumar claimed the government has also provided security to a number of industrialists and sought to know who they are. Earlier in the day, Vadra hit out at the media over the report.

“Really!! We have to stoop to the levels of now demeaning and harassing, elderly people…With all respect, please stop going after my mother…,” Vadra said in a Facebook post.

“Please remove my security and anything provided for me… no matter what the assessment, I will take every risk in the book, but lets have some level of decorum….Journalism at the worst I’ve seen,” he said.

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    ashok kiran
    May 11, 2017 at 8:31 am
    Release the list of persons,whom security provided by Modi government,why for own failures,blame other,people elected t0 you removing shortcomings of earlier government.
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    1. Indrani Chakravarti
      May 11, 2017 at 6:35 am
      Is desh me Baap ka Raaj, Saas ka Raj chalta hai, Janata ka Raaj nahi. Vo to vote dene aur apna pet kaatkar inki khidmat karne k liye janma hai. Sabka vikas? Na Na, inka vikas hota rahe. Public jaye bhaand me.
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      1. Jay NP
        May 11, 2017 at 3:56 pm
        Just shutup, you know nothing but writing nonsense and negative. Do you know why security should be given and definition as per Indian law? Go and do your homework and come back. TIMES media have no news with educated s and you join their team. Topic is not about politics - give a reason and explain...... Let the debate take place and remove the security they will decide. Who are you and do you know you I d i o t? Use brain and basic logic......
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