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Centre Withdraws Security Cover Of Tamil Nadu Deputy CM O Panneerselvam, DMK Leader M K Stalin

The Centre On Thursday Withdrawn The Security Cover Of Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam And DMK Leader M K Stalin.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 09 Jan 2020, 07:15:29 PM
Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Paneerselvam

Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Paneerselvam (Photo Credit: PTI)

New Delhi:

The Centre on Thursday withdrawn the security cover of Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam and DMK leader M K Stalin. Stalin had Z security cover and the Deputy Chief Minister had Y+ cover. The government earlier had taken away the elite SPG protection from Congress president Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul and daughter Priyanka. The Gandhi family will now get 'Z+' security by the CRPF on an all-India basis, they said.

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The Union government took the decision to withdraw the Gandhi family's Special Protection Group (SPG) cover after a security assessment, a senior official said. Sonia Gandhi's husband Rajiv Gandhi and mother-in-law Indira Gandhi were assassinated while they were prime ministers. The government had recently withdrawn the SPG cover of former prime minister Manmohan Singh.

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First Published : 09 Jan 2020, 07:12:13 PM