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Home Ministry Issues Statement Against Rahul Gandhi's Claim On SPG Chief's Resignation

ANANYA BHATNAGAR | 0
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| September 24 , 2018 , 20:24 IST

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday issued a statement defying the claims of Congress President Rahul Gandhi about the resignation of a Former Director of the Special Protection Group (SPG).

A statement from the Ministry of Home Affairs read, ““The matter has been verified. The officer in question, Shri Vivek Srivastava, former Director, Special Protection Group (SPG), has specifically averred that he did not have any such conversation with Shri Rahul Gandhi at any point of time. The officer has stated that as part of his professional duties he interacted with SPG protectees; however, he has categorically stated that during his interaction with Shri Gandhi, there was no talk whatsoever regarding the appointment of a new Director, or the reasons for his leaving SPG.”

The statement further said, “SPG is a professional organisation which takes its task of protecting serving Prime Ministers, former Prime Ministers and their families entrusted to its security, very seriously and in the highest professional spirit. The comment reportedly made by Shri Gandhi through the media is baseless, devoid of fact and unfortunate, coming from an SPG protectee.”

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged the SPG Chief appointed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to quit because he refused to accept a list of SPG officers handpicked by the RSS.