Conress vice president, Rahul Gandhi has received death threats prompting the senior party leaders to seek time with the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh.
NDTV reported that senior Congress leaders were likely to meet Singh on Monday after the party’s Puducherry unit reported that it had received death threats against Rahul.
The Congress vice president is scheduled to address a public rally in Puducherry on Tuesday ahead of assembly polls scheduled for 16 May.
The threat letter, according to Congress, are written in Tamil.
Congress leaders like Anand Sharma and Ahmed Patel will meet the home minister and demand adequate security for their leader. They also want the central government to investigate the threats.
Rahul Gandhi, along with other members of his family are protected by the elite Special Protection Group, the highest level of security in the country. Only Prime Ministers and former PM and their families are protected by the SPG, apart from the Gandhi family.
The law was amended to include the families of former Prime Ministers under SPG cover after the assassination of Rahul’s father and former PM Rajiv Gandhi during an election campaign in Tamil Nadu in 1991.