New Delhi: The security cover of the opposition’s presidential nominee Meira Kumar has been upgraded to the top most ‘Z+’ category, under which she will have round-the-clock protection of armed security personnel.
Meira Kumar, a former Lok Sabha speaker, was on Friday chosen as the opposition’s candidate to contest the presidential poll.
She was being provided with ‘X’ category security will be provided with ‘Z+’ security cover by the Delhi Police, sources said.
Under ‘X’ category, the protectee gets one security personnel, armed with semi-automatic rifle, round the clock.
The NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind has already been given ‘Z+’ and NSG security cover by the central government.