Govt asserts ‘state guests status’ to ministers attending the BJP Nat’ Exe. Meeting


Bhubaneswar: The state government through a communication letter from the Chief Minister’s Office on Tuesday has announced that along with the Prime Minister, all Chief Ministers and Union Ministers, who will visit the state to attend the three-day National executive Meeting (NEM) will be accorded with state guest status.

It may be noted here that the BJP NEM will be held from April 14 to 16 in the city and will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP National President Amit Shah and other top leaders.

As per the provisions, the visiting dignitaries will get lodging, security, transportation and other facilities as provided to the state guests.

The state police have made elaborate security arrangements to provide full-proof security cover to the Prime Minister and other visiting guests.

Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh has said that at least 100 platoons (3000 personnel) of policemen and two companies of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will be deployed in the city during Modi’s visit. For security reasons the entire area where the Prime Minister would stay or move during his two-day visit has been divided into different sectors and four IG rank police officers will remain in charge of these sectors. These officers will be assisted by 15 SP rank officers and five units of Special Operations Group (SOG.

He further said that four IG rank officers are camping there. All arrangements have been made at airport, residential area including hotels, Governor House where Prime Minister will be staying and the meeting venue.

An hour before the Prime Minister’s visit to a particular area, that concerned area will be declared a ‘no flying zone’.

Stating that the Prime Minister’s security arrangement is being made as per provisions in the ‘Blue Book’, Singh said arrangements are made in coordination with the Special Protection Group (SPG).

Earlier on Tuesday the police had conducted a security mock drill from the airport to Janata Maidan for the Prime Minister’s visit.


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