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Reports: BJP Tightens Security for Indore Meet

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may finally decide to lodge some of its top leaders at various city hotels during its Feb. 17-19 National Executive and National Council meeting in Indore, say media reports.

Though, all delegates were to be put up in tents, specially erected at the Omaxe City, the party may now change plans and lodge leaders like LK Advani, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh and former party chief Rajnath Singh at city hotels.

The move, if it comes, would be based on the heightened security threats in the aftermath of the German Bakery bombing in Pune on Saturday, Feb 13.

While no decision has been taken on the matter, party vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi confirmed that such a proposal had been mooted by some sections within the party.

“Some sections of the party had made this proposal. But no decision has been taken. As of now, the plan is that our leaders who are on radar of terrorists will also be staying in tents,” BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was quoted as saying by PTI.

While Madhya Pradesh chief minister is closely monitoring security arrangements for the meet, the BJP has also deputed Naqvi and party general-secretary Ananth Kumar to review security arrangements ahead of the meet.

On Sunday, the Union Home Ministry sounded an alert in Delhi, Kanpur and Indore following inputs from intelligence agencies.

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