Yashwant Sinha, the opposition’s presidential candidate, has been given a Z category cover by armed CRPF commandos, according to officials on Friday.
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) VIP security wing was instructed by the Union Home Ministry to provide protection for the 84-year-old Sinha, and the squad has since taken over the assignment.
They claimed that whenever Sinha walks across the nation, the eight to ten armed guards will follow him.
The NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu has also been given a higher Z-plus cover of CRPF commandos.
On June 27, Sinha is anticipated to submit his nomination, after which he will tour the nation in search of support.
To choose Ram Nath Kovind’s successor, a presidential election will be held on July 18. The results will be announced on July 21.
The term of Kovind expires on July 24.