Congress wary over death threat to Rahul; to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh

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New Delhi, May 9: Senior Congress leaders were set to meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday after the party's unit in poll-bound Puducherry said it had received a death threat against their vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul is scheduled to address a public rally in Puducherry on Tuesday. Puducherry, along with neighbouring Tamil Nadu and Kerala, will go to elections on May 16.

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According to the Congress, the threat letter was penned in Tamil.

Senior Congress leaders Anand Sharma and Ahmed Patel will meet Singh and demand adequate security for their leader. They also want the Centre to investigate the matter.

Rahul gets protection from the elite Special Protection Group (SPG), the highest security cover in the country. Only the prime minister and former Pms and their families are protected by the SPG, apart from the members of the Gandhi family.

The law was made to include families of former prime ministers under the SPG cover following the assassination of Rahul's father and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi during the campaigning of the Lok Sabha election in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu on May 21, 1991.

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