Now, Families Of Ex-PMs Not To Be Guarded By SPG

New Delhi, Nov 22: Now, the family members of former Prime Ministers will not be guarded by Special Protection Group commandos, as per the amendments approved in the Union Cabinet to the SPG Act.

The move comes days after the Government withdrew the SPG protection given to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her children, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, almost after three decades.

The proposed legislation-the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill-has been listed in the Government’s business for next week for introduction in the Lok Sabha.

As per the SPG Act, the force provides security to the Prime Minister and the members of his immediate family, and any former Prime Minister or to the members of his immediate family for a period of one year from the date on which the incumbent ceases to hold office, and beyond one year based on the level of threat.




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