Rahul Gandhi “spotted” in Amethi
By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  Apr 11, 2019, 02:37 PM
Amid the hustle of commencement of elections, a new controversy has emerged wherein a video has surfaced showing a green laser being pointed at Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s head seven times during his discussions with the media yesterday in his stronghold Amethi in the state of Uttar Pradesh, which, Congress leaders believe, is a sniper aimed at him.
The sensational news resulted in senior Congress leaders penning a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, urging the Ministry to “take note of this grave and unacceptable security threat as also the security lapse in the security of the Congress president”.
Ahmed Patel, Jairam Ramesh and Randeep Singh Surjewala, who have jointly signed the letter, have quoted the assassinations of Gandhi’s father Rajiv Gandhi, and grandmother Indira Gandhi, both of whom are former Prime Ministers of the country. The letter states that the “possibility of the Congress President being targeted by a potential assassin” especially when considering two successive members of his family being assassinated in the past due to “security breaches”, this is “a cause of grave and pressing concern”.
The Home Ministry is also requested by Congress leaders to consider the “alarming lapse on part of the UP administration which is responsible for the peripheral security of Rahul Gandhi”.
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