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BJP delegation to request President for beefing up Modi's security

September 14, 2013 22:24 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s security during the Lok Sabha poll campaigns is the utmost concern for the party top leadership. 

A BJP delegation will approach President Pranab Mukherjee to direct the government to 
designate senior security experts as nodal responsible officers for a special security coordination for Modi.

This includes doubling the number of Black Cat commandos, even though Modi has the National Security Guard cover. This also includes electronic sweeping of his places of public meetings and rallies during the polls.

Senior BJP leaders, who are familiar with the blue book drill on VVIP security, have expressed apprehensions with revelations that arrested terrorists Yasin Bhatkal and Abdul Karim Tunda Tunda  mentioned Modi as "Machli 5" in their coded transcript messages.

The delegation is likely to represent to the President during the next week and seek his direction to the Union Home secretary and to the director of the Intelligence Bureau to hold regular coordination meetings and alert state governments.

The BJP is also to indicate its liaisoning officer with the Union home ministry for special protections and the ensuring safety and security for Modi and other top leaders of the party.


A correspondent in New Delhi