`Narendra Modi on terror radar`; Congress accuses BJP of politicising issue
Escalating the row over security to Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party again demanded that all necessary arrangements be made for the security of its Prime Ministerial candidate.
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Escalating the row over security to Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday again demanded that all necessary arrangements be made for the security of its Prime Ministerial candidate.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi noted that Modi is on terror radar.
Meanwhile, Biju Janata Dal leader Jay Panda said the government should take decision on beefing up security on threat perception, not on the post leaders are holding or will hold in future.
Congress spokesperson Meem Afzal, in the meantime, clarified that Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has already said that Modi has adequate security. He accused the BJP of politicising the issue, which is absolutely wrong.
On Wednesday, Shinde virtually ruled out extending Special Protection Group (SPG) cover to Modi, saying a law determines who could get such protection.
He also pointed out that Modi was already under the security cover of the National Security Guard (NSG).
The BJP has demanded escalation of Modi`s security in view of the blasts at his Patna rally last month.
The BJP`s parliamentary board had on Tuesday demanded that the central government take all necessary steps to provide adequate security to Modi following the October 27 serial blasts in Patna that left six dead and over 80 injured.
Minister of State for Home Affairs RPN Singh yesterday cleared that the "MHA will give full security as per the threat perception".
He said Modi has already been provided NSG cover and he also gets extra security during programmes like rallies.