Amit Shah will present the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha today
NEW DELHI: Minister of the Interior of the Union Amit Shah on Tuesday the Bill (Amendment), 2019 will be moved in.
The bill was approved Lok Sabha November 27 It was approved with a voice vote, while congressional parliamentarians had left the House in protest.
A statement from the Ministry of Interior said: The bill says that family members of a former prime minister who reside with him in his assigned accommodation will get SPG security coverage for only five years, from the date on which Stop keeping the prime minister's office.
Initiating the debate on the bill in Lok Sabha, Shah had said that the SPG shall provide proximate security to the Prime Minister and his immediate family members residing with him at his official residence.
Shah rejected congressional accusations about political revenge in changing the security of Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi , Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and said that changes had been made in the protection Act earlier keeping "one family in mind".
He said security has been changed of members of Gandhi family after a yearly professional assessment and the change in security has also been done under the ambit of the Act. He added security has been changed from SPG on the basis of an assessment of threat perception and the review was done twice and it was found that ASL is sufficient.