Chennai blast puts Narendra Modi in a spot, security beefed up

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Hyderabad, May 2: A day after Chennai bomb blast, it seems that the terror attack put Narendra Modi in a spot. His security has been beefed up as it was feared that he might be the real target of the attack.

The prime ministerial candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held multiple rallies in Seemandhra, Andhra Pradesh on Thursday, May 1. It has been reported that if the terror attack-hit Bangalore-Guwahati Express would have run on right time, the blast might have occurred in Andhra Pradesh and not in Chennai.

A senior police officer in Andhra Pradesh was quoted as saying, "Modi is on the hitlist of terrorists... and in view of the blasts in Chennai today, additional security was provided to him during his visit to Andhra Pradesh later in the day."|

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"Security was also tightened in the areas, where he addressed rallies (in Seemandhra). Certain areas were cordoned off," the official added.

Earlier it was reported that Modi might be a prime target of the home-grown terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM) as well as the most wanted underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has claimed.

According to the Intelligence Bureau (IB) reports, VHP has written a letter to President Pranab Mikherjee seeking enhanced security for Modi.

The VHP President Ashok Singhal wrote, "This is to request your highest offices to ensure immediately through your government and the State Governments an upgraded, comprehensive and foolproof security cover for the safety of the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Shri Narendra Modi. The country in general and his supporters in particular are concerned over a possible attack being made on him."

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