No information about terror threat to BJP leaders: Sushilkumar Shinde


In the wake of BJP’s demand for security to its top leaders, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Thursday said the government has no information about possible threat to them from terror groups and adequate protection has been given to BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

“We have no information regarding terror threat to BJP leaders,” he told after the saffron party claimed, citing media reports, that the lives of its top leaders were under threat.

Shinde said adequate security has been given to BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate. “We have given adequate security to Modi,” he said.

Shinde’s comments came hours after BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said there were media reports which quoted Intelligence sources that the lives of the top BJP leaders were under threat.

“There is a threat to all BJP leaders. Based on IB sources, a section of media has been reporting that the BJP leaders’ lives are under threat and the BJP is very concerned and worried,” she said here.

Sitharaman said the party was very concerned and anxious if the Home Ministry has “taken cognisance of these reports and if they are taking any measures to ensure the safety of our leaders who are moving around the country for election campaigning”.