Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has cancelled his visit to Puducherry days after the party received death threats.
In a series of tweets on Monday night, Gandhi announced, â€śUnfortunately I have been down with high fever since Sunday and the doctor has advised rest for the next two days.â€ť
Unfortunately I have been down with high fever since Sunday and the Doctor has advised rest for the next two days(1/3)â€” Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) May 9, 2016
My apologies to the ppl of Puducherry, Tamil Nadu & Kerala for missing this opportunity of being with them on 10th &11th May as planned(2/3)â€” Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) May 9, 2016
Shall keep everyone updated about the rescheduled visits(3/3)â€” Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) May 9, 2016
He had been scheduled to participate in public rallies in Puducherry, Kerala and Tamil Nadu on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Senior Congress leader V Narayanasamy told The News Minute, â€śI had received a letter without any undersign on May 5, 2016. The letter threatened to blast me and the former Prime Ministerâ€™s son on the dais during a rally for the closure of industries.â€ť
He added that he had immediately informed the DGP and the party high command about the death threat. The party also met the Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the security was improved for Rahul Gandhi.