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Swamy questions special privilege to G says he wants them behind bars on corruption charges

Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday questioned in Rajya Sabha why SPG protection should be accorded to the Gandhis, saying the Constitution is equal for all and he would like to see the family in jail on corruption charges. Welcoming the SPG (Amendment) Bill, he said the assassinations of former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi had nothing to do with security. Constitutional principle of equality before the law applies to them (Gandhis). There cannot be a separate Constitution for them. The Constitution applies to all of us, he said. Questioning the privilege to them, Swamy remarked: We want them (Gandhis) to be all alive because I would like to see them to go to jail on corruption charges. Referring to former prime minister Indira Gandhi s assassination, he said that it was nothing to do with the lack of security. In the case of Mrs Indira Gandhi, the IB had presented a report saying that two of your security guards are infected and they should be ...


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