A controversy has erupted over Priyanka Gandhi’s husband Robert Vadra enjoying special privileges at airports in India. Robert Vadra is the only private citizen who is exempt from frisking at airports in India when travelling with SPG protectors – her wife, mother-in-law and brother-in-law. You will easily spot this list in smaller airports. In bigger airports you will struggle to find it.
Citizens, netizens and many other people have repeatedly raised questions about this and asked for stripping him of this special privilege. This has gained prominence when civil aviation minister recently hinted that Vadra may lose privileges. There is also news reports that govt. is reviewing security of politicians and VVIPs.
The SPG Act, which was enacted in 1988 and amended in 1991, 1994 and 1999, provides for ‘Proximate Security’ to the Prime Minister and the members of his immediate family.
Any former prime ministers or members of their…
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