While speaking during the winter session of Rajya Sabha on November 20, the veteran Congress leader Anand Sharma raised the issue of withdrawal of Special Protection Group (SPG) cover to party leaders Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. He said, "We would urge the government that issues of security of our leaders have to be beyond partisan political considerations." To which working president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) JP Nadda replied, "There is nothing political and security hasn't been withdrawn. Home Ministry has a very set pattern and there is a protocol. It is not done by a politician, it is done by the Home Ministry and according to threat perception the security is given and withdrawn."