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Security in parliament should be foolproof: Speaker

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speakerNew Delhi:Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday instructed the security agencies to maintain “fool proof” security in the parliament complex in wake of intelligence inputs of threats of an attack.

The direction came in a meeting chaired by Mahajan to review the security of parliament complex, officials said.

Parliament’s security services, Delhi Police and other security agencies attended the meeting and the Lok Sabha speaker instructed the agencies to maintain fool proof security arrangements in parliament complex, said officials.

“The meeting lasted for around an hour, and the Lok Sabha speaker reviewed various security systems in place in the parliament complex,” an official said.

This comes in the wake of the Pathankot air base attack in which India lost seven security personnel.

As per recent intelligence reports, the parliament building is on the hit list of terrorists, as are prominent political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In one of the biggest terror attacks in India, on December 13, 2001, Indian parliament was attacked, during which six Delhi Police personnel, two Parliament security service personnel and a gardener were killed as were all five terrorists.

Intelligence reports also say that crowded areas maybe a target for terrorists who have infiltrated from the other side of the border.

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Sachin Pilot sacked as Deputy Chief Minister, also removed from party post

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After the rebellion of Sachin Pilot in Rajasthan and Monday’s efforts of Manmunwala, the party high command has dismissed Sachin Pilot as Deputy Chief Minister. He has also been removed from the post of party president.

In place of the pilot, Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara has been made the state president. Apart from Sachin Pilot, Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena have been dismissed from the cabinet.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala announced the removal of Sachin Pilot from the post of state minister as well as minister.

Surjewal said that along with the pilot, Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena are also being removed from the post of ministers. Surjewala said that the Congress MLAs were demanding action against Pilot.

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