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Rahul Gandhi's security perimeter widened after balloon explosion during Jabalpur roadshow

A viral video of the explosion shows Rahul, flanked by PCC chief Kamal Nath and MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, rolling down Model Road in Jabalpur when a bunch of balloons erupt into a fireball.

Written by: India TV News Desk, Jabalpur [ Published on: October 09, 2018 19:39 IST ]
Rahul Gandhi, flanked by PCC chief Kamal Nath and

Rahul Gandhi, flanked by PCC chief Kamal Nath and MP Jyotiraditya Scindia

Congress President Rahul Gandhi's security perimeter has been expanded from 12 feet to 18 feet, following the explosion of helium-filled balloons at a roadshow in  Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh 

Madhya Pradesh Police sought a report from IG- Jabalpur on media reports informing about the explosion, ascertaining if it was a case of security breach.

SP Amit Singh had said that there was “no security lapse”.

A viral video of the explosion shows Rahul, flanked by PCC chief Kamal Nath and MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, rolling down Model Road in Jabalpur when a bunch of balloons erupt into a fireball.

Helium-filled balloons burst into flames some distance away from the vehicle of Rahul Gandhi, causing panic at the roadshow.

When Gandhi was leading capaign event in a poll bound Madhya Pradesh, a bunch of helium balloons touched the oil lamps being carried by party workers to perform aarti of the Congress Chief.

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