Politics over Modi security, BJP attacks Centre, Bihar

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 06 November 2013, 06:24 PM

Seeking to inject politics, the BJP on Wednesday accused the Centre and the Bihar government of failure to prevent the Patna blasts that was "aimed at liquidating" Narendra Modi and demanded upgrading of security for him.

However, the Centre rejected the BJP's charge and said adequate and required security has been given to Modi ruling out SPG cover because it needs legal amendment.

The morning after the BJP Parliamentary Board passed a resolution saying the blasts was an attempt to liquidate the BJP leaders present, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar held  the  Centre and the Nitish Kumar government responsible for the "murderous attack" on Modi in Patna.

Citing the blasts and media reports that there is a heightened threat to its prime ministerial candidate, he alleged that there was "gross negligence" on the part the two governments as even standard operating procedures for security like frisking, sanitisation of the area and metal detectors were not used at the Patna rally.

"We cannot do politics on terror. The country has lost two Prime Ministers due to terrorism and we should learn lessons from this.

"We hope the Centre will take note of the threat to Narendra Modi and not do politics on the issue of security. We demand that Modi be provided adequate security," he said.

Reacting to BJP's charge, Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said security for Modi has already been tightened.

"We have given him (Modi) NSG security which is very high level of security. We have also ordered conducting advance security drill before his visit to any place," Singh said.

First Published: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 06:22 PM
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