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Rahul Gandhi not provided proper security, alleges TN Congress

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CHENNAI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi was not provided proper security when he was here to pay his last respects to DMK leader M Karunanidhi, the Congress’ state unit alleged on Saturday demanding action against police officers responsible for the “lapse.”

Gandhi was here on August 8 to pay homage to Karunanidhi at the Rajaji Hall here, where his body lay in state. Police allowed the general public to use the special entrance earmarked for VIPs after the visit of PM Modi and it led to tension, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Su Thirunavukkarasar alleged in a statement here.

The Congress chief, who is a special protection group protectee, faced trouble for about 30 minutes as he was caught in the multitude of people as police did not ensure a protected pathway for him, Thirunavukkarasar said. Similar was the situation when he was on his way out of the hall and he had to even wade through slush, the state unit chief alleged.