Allaying BJP’s concerns, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Sunday said there is no threat to the life of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and his security has already been upgraded.
“A delegation of BJP leaders met me. I even told them that there is no threat to them. After the Patna blasts during Narendra Modi rally, I myself upgraded his security cover,” Mr. Shinde said in response to a query about possible threat to BJP leaders, including Mr. Modi.
“There is no threat to Mr. Modi,” he said.
“We have made all the (security) arrangements. Whether it be from BJP or from the socialist party or from the BSP or from the Congress. Those who are facing threat we have provided the security (cover),” he assured.
A BJP delegation led by Ravi Shankar Prasad had met Mr. Shinde on Friday and urged him to ensure security to BJP leaders during the Lok Sabha elections.
“There are some elements who want to hamper election process. We told him to ensure proper security,” Mr. Prasad had said.
The Home Minister had, however, said the government has no information about possible threat to them from terror groups.