Narendra Modi under grave threat, should get SPG cover: Kiran Bedi

As BJP and Congress sparred over providing SPG cover for Narendra Modi, former super cop Kiran Bedi on Wednesday said that high-level security should be provided to the Gujarat Chief Minister.

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: As Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress sparred over providing Special Protection Group (SPG) cover for Narendra Modi, former super cop Kiran Bedi on Wednesday said that high-level security should be provided to the Gujarat Chief Minister.

Expressing her views on social networking website twitter, Bedi tweeted: “NaMO as PM candidate is under grave terror threat as fully exposed by Patna Rally+.He must get full SPG cover!Govt needs to amend SPG Act!”

“SPG cover will make it legally binding for States and Centre to work together on NaMo`s Security.NSG not enough! Hence SPG Act be amended!”

“SPG cover for NaMo (under threat) will ensure credible security not only to NaMo in election campaign but also safety to people in rallies,” Bedi’s another tweet said.

Ruling out SPG cover for BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as demanded by his party, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today said SPG was provided according to the law of the country.

The BJP Parliamentary Board has passed a resolution demanding Prime Minister-level security for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

A series of small bombs killed six people ahead of a rally led by Modi in Patna on October 27, raising his security concerns.

Addressing a press conference, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar underlined that given it is election season, his party would hold a number of rallies. It is responsibility of the Centre to arrange for security, noted Javadekar.

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