New Delhi, July 07: In the wake of a security scare for Rahul Gandhi during his padayatra in Aligarh district, Congress today said it is the responsibility of the Uttar Pradesh government and security agencies to provide foolproof security to the young leader.
“The security of Rahul Gandhi is a sensitive issue,” party spokesperson Manish Tewari said, adding political leaders reach out to people and it is incumbent on the state government and security agencies to provide foolproof security.
He dismissed suggestions that some state Congress leaders were unhappy over not being allowed to join Rahul”s foot march.
A young man Harikrishan Sharma carrying a licensed .32 bore revolver was detained while trying to move close to Rahul during his padayatra. The Uttar Pradesh Police claimed that the incident was not a “blatant security breach” and that Sharma is a “properly verified” resident of nearby Udaipur village.
To a question on the Cabinet”s decision to hike the MPs” Local Area Development Fund from Rs two to Rs five crore, Tewari said all MPs will welcome this move.