Congress Vice President has been taken ill and won’t be able to visit Karaikal, Puducherry where he was supposed to address a meeting on May 10 and 11.
The news about Rahul falling ill came just hours after it was found that he had received death threats with regards to this particular meeting.
On May 9, many leaders from the Congress party had also met Home Minister Rajnath Singh looking at the “seriousness” of the threat.
Taking stock of the situation, Puducherry police too had made special preparations for Rahul’s speech.
Representational Image of a Police officer in Punducherry. Photo Bucket
Rahul’s father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, was assassinated by a suicide bomber at an election meeting in Tamil Nadu in 1991.
Rahul himself broke the news of his illness and not visiting Puducherry on Twitter.
He then went on to apologise for cancelling the trip and said he will keep people updated with regards to rescheduling of the event.
Rahul was scheduled to tour Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Kerala ahead of the election that are to be held on May 16 in these regions.
Campaigning in these areas ends on May 14. On Monday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh himself issued SPG security cover for Rahul’s security and updated the Intelligence Bureau too.