Youth congress tweets fake news following the withdrawal of SPG security cover for Manmohan Singh

Posted on 2019-08-27 19:12:35 by Samyuktha Mirra

Summary

It was not the BJP government that had provided Mukesh Ambani with the SPG security cover but it was the UPA government decision during its tenure in 2013.

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Recently, the news emerged that Manmohan Singh has lost SPG cover but will be receiving Z+ security. The official Twitter account of Youth Congress tweeted out claiming and thus criticising the BJP government for providing Z-category security to Mukesh Ambani a few years ago but withdrawing the same for Manmohan Singh.

The tweet which is originally in Hindi translates to, “Modi government which gave Z-category security to Mukesh Ambani removed SPG security of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh”. 

Z-Security was given by UPA Government

With basic research, we found out this claim is nothing but misleading and false. Looking at news reports of Deccan Herald and Business Standard from 2013, we can unveil completely different and opposing news to that given by IYC (Indian Youth Congress).

According to the reports, Mukesh Ambani had got Z- security cover in 2013 when Congress-led UPA government was in the center. This decision of theirs was strongly criticised by the Supreme Court which questioned as to why security is being provided for “such persons” when the security of common man is uncertain. The bench had reportedly said, "We are not concerned about the security of X,Y,Z persons but about the security of common man". According to the Union Ministry rules then, Ambani has to pay 15-16 lakhs a month for the security cover.

Thus, in conclusion, it is not the BJP government that had provided Mukesh Ambani with the SPG security cover but it was the UPA government decision during its tenure in 2013. Thus the Youth Congress has tweeted out abrupt fake news to create unnecessary hate propaganda against the BJP government.



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