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Updated: January 30, 2014 18:10 IST

“Plea for ‘Z’ grade security to Stalin predates Alagiri episode”

B. Kolappan
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The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has sought more security to party treasurer M.K. Stalin, but it has nothing to do with the Alagiri episode, explained the party's Parliamentary Party leader, T.R. Baalu.

“I wrote to the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh and the Home Minister sometime ago urging them to upgrade his security to ‘Z’ grade. He is going to be the star campaigner of our party in the Lok Sabha elections and he needs more security’’, Mr. Baalu told The Hindu.

He also said neither DMK president M. Karunanidhi nor the party leadership has written any letter to the Centre in this regard. A section of the press (not The Hindu) had prominently carried a story to this effect on Wednesday.

At present Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel are providing security to Mr. Stalin. DMK leader M. Karunanidhi is covered by ‘Z’ grade security besides Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and former Union Minister Subramanian Swamy.

Mr. Baalu said he wanted ‘Z’ grade security for Stalin after he witnessed the CRPF losing track of Mr. Stalin's convoy during his visit to Madurai. “Then I realised that the CRPF security was very much porous and had discussion with the Prime Minister and the Home Minister for upgrading his security. It was followed by a formal letter to them,’’ he said.

“When Mr. Subramanian Swamy enjoys ‘Z’ grade, why not Mr. Stalin who is virtually leading the party and is meeting people every day across the State. He is also vulnerable to political animosity’’, Mr. Baalu said.

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We know who Subramanian Swamy is ??????? He exposes everybody but not
all time and that too for benefit of BJP... He exposes at election time
who has good name at that time may it be
DMK,DMDK,AIADMK,etc....etc....Such a person is enjoying Z-security then
it's nothing wrong in asking security to a grand old party treasurer

from:  Mahesh
Posted on: Jan 30, 2014 at 20:04 IST

I don't understand TR Baalu's jibe at Subramanian Swamy. Swamy has
been a crusader against the LTTE for more then 25 years. Z security
is not given based on popularity but on perceived threat. I don't
think Z security should be provided for internal family fights.

from:  Ramakrishna
Posted on: Jan 30, 2014 at 07:07 IST

Now the cat is out of the bag. All these drama is just for enlarging his security entourage to show Stalin someone more powerful than other people. Just cheap Bandha.

from:  Sridhar
Posted on: Jan 30, 2014 at 06:30 IST
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