Now Modi govt accords VIP security cover to 'controversial' Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

New Delhi, Jan 7: Modi Government who is already under fire for not speaking openly against fringe elements for their loose canon approach, may get more salvo from the Opposition.

Reportedly, the BJP Government has decided to provide 'Y' level of security to Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti whose hate speech kicked up a political storm and stalled Parliament recently.

Minister Sadhvi Jyoti gets 'Y' security

Food processing Minister and MP from Fatherpur Jyoti will get 11 para-military personnel guarding her round-the-clock.

Under this security categorisation, the Minister, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, will be provided with a armed security cover by commandos during her visits to her State and in the National Capital Region.

Official sources said that controversial Minister has been provided extra security cover because of threat from political rivals in Fatherpur. 47-year-old Jyoti was attacked in June last year in the district.

The sources said a threat analysis of the minister prompted central security agencies to recommend an armed security cover for her after which the Union Home Ministry decided to accord her the 'Y' level of security.

Another surprise inclusion in the list was that of working President of Ramjanmbhoomi Nyas in Ayodhaya, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, who has also been accorded a 'Y' category VIP security cover which will be provided by CRPF.

The reason cited for augmenting the Mahant's security was that he had been attacked in 2001 by some unidentified youths. At that time, NDA government was in power.

Minister of State in Home Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary will also have an upgraded security of 'Z' category similar to that of another Minister Kiren Rijiju. Now he will also be guarded by 35 para-military force personnel round-the-clock, the sources said.

OneIndia news

(With inputs from PTI)

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