New Delhi: A day after the security-breach at Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s home, her husband, Robert Vadra, launched a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi-led Union Government for failing to provide security to people of the country, especially women.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Vadra wrote, “It’s not about the security for Priyanka, my daughter and son or me or the Gandhi family… It’s about keeping our citizens, especially the women of our country, safe & secure. Security throughout the country is compromised.”
Holding the Centre accountable, Vadra further wrote, “Girls are being molested, raped. What society are we creating? Security of every citizen is the Government’s responsibility. If we are not safe in our own country, our homes, on roads, not safe in the day or at night, where and when are we safe?”
Earlier, after the Union Government scrapped the SPG (Special Protection Group) security for the Gandhi family, Priyanka Gandhi’s office reported a security breach at her Lodhi Estate residence last week.
According to sources in her office, on November 25 a car drove inside the residence with five to six members of a family in it as they got off and started requesting Priyanka for clicking photographs with them. The Congress leader obliged and also spoke to them.
The office of Ms Gandhi has taken up the matter with CRPF and a high-level inquiry has been set up. The CRPF is currently providing Z+ security to the Gandhis after their SPG cover was scrapped.
Big breach: Family clicks pics with Priyanka Gandhi at her Delhi home, CRPF clueless
Five to six members of a family drove right up to Priyanka Gandhi’s home at Lodhi Estate in New Delhi and met with the senior Congress leader without any appointment, days after the Centre downgraded her security cover from SPG (special protection group) to Z+.
Priyanka’s office has confirmed that the security breach happened on November 25. Sources said the ‘intruders’ requested for a few photos of them with her. Despite being surprised, the Congress leader obliged and spoke to the family before they left the place.
Sources said Priyanka’s office has taken up the lapse with the CRPF, which now protects the Congress leader, and a high-level inquiry has been set up.
Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said, “I will discuss the matter with officers. I don’t know the details yet. I am coming from Lok Sabha.”
While the Delhi police denied receiving any official complaint, sources said that an ACP-rank officer and a few cops were sent to Priyanka’s house for an on-site inspection and to get information from the staff. The residence of Delhi police chief Amulya Patnayak is a few steps away from Priyanka’s home.
The breach raises a lot of eyebrows as, based on reports, it looks like the result of “miscommunication” between the Delhi police and CRPF as the family that entered the compound of Priyanka Gandhi had not taken an appointment.
Justifying her withdrawal of SPG cover, the Union home minister recently said that the threat to the Gandhi family “has reduced”.