BJP demands PM-level security for Modi

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Give PM level security for Modi: BJP
New Delhi, Nov 6: Bharatiya janata party has demanded that its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi be given Special Protection Group security which is allotted generally for the prime minister.

The BJP parliamentary board issued a resolution regarding the same, saying its Centre's responsibility to ensure the safety of Modi who is a prime ministerial candidate

The party also accused both the Bihar and the central governments of "monumental failure" in providing adequate security to Modi during the party's Patna rally on Oct 27 when a series of low-intensity bomb blasts claimed seven lives.

Meanwhile  it has been decided that Narendra Modi will be provided with three-tier security, on par with what's given to the prime minister, when he visits Bangalore for his proposed rally on November 17, Times of India reported.

"Gujarat police will provide close-proximity security to Modi, and the other two layers will be managed by central agencies like the Intelligence Bureau, Special Intelligence Bureau, National Security Guards (NSG), state and city intelligence wings of state and city police," said a police officer, who held a meeting with local BJP leaders on security for Modi's visit, the report says.

A statement issued by BJP's parliamentary board after its meeting said the "murderous attack" was an attempt to liquidate the BJP leaders present at the rally.

The party accused the government of intelligence failure and being soft on terror.

BJP said it viewed the incident as an attack on Indian democracy.

Seven people, including a suspect, were killed and more than 80 injured when seven bombs exploded in Patna, most of them in and around the sprawling Gandhi Maidan where Modi later addressed a huge rally.

OneIndia News
(With agency inputs)

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