Chidambaram, Advani talk on security, black money
New Delhi, Apr 2: Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram held talks with the Prime Ministerial candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), L K Advani and discussed issues related to security and black money possessed by Indians in foreign banks.
The meeting was found to be significant in the wake of Home Minister's recent letter to 40 VVIPs including Advani urging them to take precautions while campaigning in view of intelligence reports regarding increased threat perception to them.
The Home Minister has urged them to cooperate with the security officials and provide central and state authorities of their tour programmes and movement plans well in advance during elections.
Chidambaram had also conveyed to Advani and other leaders, most of whom are under Z category, security cover, that if they wanted to discuss the threat perception and security requirements in view of the intelligence inputs they could contact him or Home Ministry officials.
Earlier, Chidambaram and LK Advani had difference of opinion regarding the money stashed by Indians in foreign banks with the BJP leader charging Chidambaram of remaining ''evasive and maintaining silence and inaction about illicit money kept abroad by Indian nationals''.