New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s husband Robert Vadra on Tuesday described as a “very big” security lapse the incident of unidentified people driving up to the porch of their home last week, and alleged that the removal of the Gandhi family’s SPG cover was a “political” move.
The Congress general secretary’s office has taken up the issue of the November 26 security breach with the Central Reserve Police Force.
“Our security is not important as much as the security of the women in the country. The government should think about it at the national and state level. Our security and of our children is on second level, we have to think about the security of women first,” Robert Vadra told reporters.
Asked about the security breach at their residence, he said it was a “very big lapse”, but he would like to emphasise more on the safety of women in the country.
“The government would know why they took the call to remove the SPG cover…Whatever they do we will face it. People of the country are with us and they will give us security,” he said.
Several senior Congress leaders also expressed concern over the alleged security breach with AICC general secretary, organisation, K C Venugopal saying the government should not put someone’s life in danger for “settling cheap political scores”.
“The massive security breach at the residence of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra proves that with the withdrawal of SPG protection, Modi and Shah together have put the lives of our leaders at risk,” he said in a tweet.
The car drove right up to the porch near the garden at Priyanka Gandhi’s Lodhi Estate home with three men, three women and a girl coming out of the vehicle, sources said. They walked up to Priyanka Gandhi and asked for photos to be taken with her.
She spoke with them nicely, they took pictures with her and then left, the sources said.