“The government has no information regarding terror threat to BJP leaders,” Shinde told mediapersons here. JPN/Agencies
Meanwhile, the main Opposition party has demanded ‘foolproof’ protection from the Home Ministry.
BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman told the media that a delegation of party leaders is set to meet the Home Minister to press their demand for security.
"Based on Intelligence Bureau sources, a section of media has been reporting that the BJP leaders' lives are under threat. BJP is very concerned and worried. There is a threat to all BJP leaders,” said Sitharaman.
“We are very concerned and anxious whether the Home Ministry has taken cognisance of these reports and if it is taking any measures to ensure the safety of our leaders as they move around the country for election campaigning,” she added.
Sitharaman further said the media reports have said that the threat perception also included kidnapping with a possible motive of demanding release of Indian Mujahideen (IM) co- founder Yasin Bhatkal.
"With all these dimensions being played out... in the media, all reports based on IB sources, BJP is extremely worried for the safety of its leaders,” said Sitharaman.
"We will certainly meet the Home Minister as and when we get the time from his office... and present the demand that protection and foolproof cover be provided to all our leaders," she added.
“The government has no information regarding terror threat to BJP leaders,” Shinde told mediapersons here.