August 14, 2022
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Droupadi Murmu, the BJP’s choice for president, has Z+ Security Coverage

According to authorities, the Centre has given Droupadi Murmu, the NDA’s presidential candidate, a Z+ security cover of CRPF commandos. Early on Wednesday morning, the armed squad took over Ms. Murmu’s security, a senior officer told PTI.

Following a meeting of the party’s parliamentary board that included Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top leaders on Tuesday night, BJP President JP Nadda announced the candidacy of Ms. Murmu, a party leader from Odisha who previously served as Jharkhand Governor. As soon as this news was made, according to officials, the Union home ministry ordered the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to send out its VIP protection squad to handle Ms. Murmu’s security.

The decision by the home ministry was based on a danger perception security report created by central security agencies for the NDA presidential contender, according to the officials. The duty of providing security for Ms. Murmu has been taken on by a detachment of approximately 14–16 members of the paramilitary force located in Odisha. They will accompany her on all of her journeys across the state and the nation, according to the officials.

The security guards would also protect her Rairangpur, Odisha, residence. According to the officials, Ms. Murmu is anticipated to travel widely over the upcoming month in order to meet with lawmakers and party leaders to solicit support for her candidacy.

Since the odds are in favour of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, it is anticipated that the commando team will protect her until she assumes leadership as the nation’s first citizen (NDA). The first family of the Congress party, which includes party president Sonia Gandhi and her children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra among others, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah are protected by the CRPF.

Similar security protection from the NSG commandos known as the “black cats” was given to Ram Nath Kovind, the current president and NDA presidential candidate in 2017. To choose President Kovind’s replacement, a presidential election will be held on July 18. The results will be announced on July 21.

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