SPG stops former deputy CM from meeting Sonia

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Gwalior, Nov 24 (UNI) Former Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Subhash Yadav could not meet party president Sonia Gandhi today at the airport here since the Special Protection Group (SPG) did not allow him past the Very Important Person Lounge.

Congress sources said sometime later when Ms Gandhi enquired about him. Officials looked around for Mr Yadav but he had left the airport by then.

MPCC chief Suresh Pachouri and Mr Yadav had reached the airport together for welcoming the UPA Chairperson.

Mr Yadav was first stopped by Central Industrial Security Force constables but he managed to reach the VIP Lounge along with Mr Pachouri.

After leaving the airport, Mr Yadav later returned to Bhopal by helicopter and then left for his native district Khargone by road.

''I regret that I could not meet Ms Gandhi today but I blame nobody,'' he told UNI over telephone.

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