'Unwell' Rahul Gandhi cancels Puducherry visit a day after Congress receives threatening letter
The Congress party had on Monday received an anonymous letter threatening Rahul Gandhi's life.
New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi cancelled his two-day visit to Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, which was to commence on Tuesday, a day after an anonymous letter threatening his life was received by the party.
However, this is not the reason behind cancellation of Rahul Gandhi's Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala visit.
In a series of tweets, the Congress vice president claimed that he is suffering from high fever.
Unfortunately I have been down with high fever since Sunday and the Doctor has advised rest for the next two days(1/3)
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) May 9, 2016
“My apologies to the ppl of Puducherry, Tamil Nadu & Kerala for missing this opportunity of being with them on 10th &11th May as planned,'' said another tweet.
“Shall keep everyone updated about the rescheduled visits,” Rahul said in one of his tweets.
Rahul was scheduled to address a rally of the Congress-DMK alliance on Tuesday at Karaikal in Puducherry.
On Monday, top Congress leaders had met Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking adequate security to the party vice president following an anonymous letter threatening to attack Rahul and former union minister V Narayanasamy at an election meeting in Puducherry.
AICC General Secretary Narayanasamy had said in Puducherry that he had received an “unsigned letter” threatening to attack him and Rahul.
The Special Protection Group and the Intelligence Bureau were on Monday ordered by the government to take maximum precautions for Rahul Gandhi’s security in the wake of the threat letter.
Acting swiftly, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi directed the SPG, responsible for the protection of the Congress vice president, and the IB to take all necessary precautionary measures in this regard.