Leave politics if scared of security: Tariq Anwar to Narendra Modi

Last Updated: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 13:27

New Delhi: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar on Thursday took potshot at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its demand of PM-level security to its prime ministerial candidate, saying if Narendra Modi is so scared of his security then he has no business to be in national politics.

"If Modi is so scared of his security he has no business to be in national politics. If someone is a PM candidate than there is some kind of threat," Anwar said.

"I think to put pressure on the Government in the name of Modi`s security is not right," he added.

The BJP and the Congress-led UPA have locked horns over security protection to Modi, with each side accusing the other of playing politics over the threat perception to the Gujarat Chief Minister.
Citing the example of the October 27 Patna serial blasts at Modi`s `Hunkar` rally that left seven dead and over 80 injured, the BJP is demanding foolproof security of the level of the PM for Modi, but the Congress-led government, which insists his security has already been tightened, has ruled out Special Protection Group ( SPG) protection for him because it needs legal amendment.

ANI

First Published: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 13:21

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