Mayawati raises security issues on Rahul`s visits

Rahul Gandhi took the state machinery by surprise when he landed in a chartered aircraft at Babatpur airport in Varanasi Tuesday.

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2011, 21:13 PM IST

Lucknow: Taking a serious note of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi`s unannounced visits to Uttar Pradesh, the Mayawati government Thursday raised critical security issues.

Gandhi took the state machinery by surprise when he landed in a chartered aircraft at Babatpur airport in Varanasi Tuesday. Since then he has been visiting villages in and around Varanasi, Bhadohi, Mirzapur and Jaunpur.

Lucknow: Taking a serious note of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi`s unannounced visits to Uttar Pradesh, the Mayawati government Thursday raised critical security issues.

Gandhi took the state machinery by surprise when he landed in a chartered aircraft at Babatpur airport in Varanasi Tuesday. Since then he has been visiting villages in and around Varanasi, Bhadohi, Mirzapur and Jaunpur.

"After all, it is the responsibility of the state government to make necessary security arrangements for anyone who is entitled to SPG cover," said an official spokesman here.

"This is the umpteenth time that the state government has sent such a letter, but the union home ministry does not even care to send a reply," he added.

IANS