In view of the evolving security requirements for the Gujarat Chief Minister, a special team for Advance Security Liason (ASL) and an additional police component of Gujarat police are also keeping a vigil on Modi's movements across the country.

"We cannot give him SPG cover protection as there is a law for it (for being a SPG protectee). We have, however, given additional NSG personnel to him," Shinde said while interacting with journalists during his monthly press conference here.

Modi is a 'Z+' category protectee of the elite 'black cat' commandos of the National Security Guard and a first-ring of twelve commandos give him proximate security every time he moves.

The BJP has been demanding a high-level security for Modi including bringing him under the Special Protection Group (SPG) cover after a string of explosions rocked Modi's rally venue in Patna on October 27.

The SPG protects the Prime Minister and his immediate family members.

(Agencies)

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