GN Bureau | March 16, 2015
The Congress is expected to raise the issue of alleged snooping on Rahul Gandhi by the Delhi Police. On March 12, Delhi police officials visited the residence of Gandhi, who is away on a sabbatical and allegedly asked questions, including the colour of his hair and eyes and what kind of clothes he wears. The government has denied any such attempt, while the Congress has accused it of snooping on its senior leaders. The party may take up this debate in parliament today. Should the House discuss such an issue?
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