Full, comprehensive security for Commonwealth Games: Chidambaram

      Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram on Monday assured full and comprehensive security will be provided during the Commonwealth Games to be held in October 2010 in Delhi. Speaking to a private news channel on the security arrangements for the Commonwealth Games, Chidambaram said the participating countries need not have any fear. "I make this promise that the Commonwealth Games will be conducted under full and comprehensive security. Nobody need fear, no country need fear," Chidambaram said. The England shuttlers pulled out of the World badminton Championship (WBC) held in August at Hyderabad, fearing terror attack. Chidambaram himself witnessed some of the final events at the WBC sitting in the common visitors gallery, to allay any apprehension on the security front. Noting that threat faced by political leaders should not be underestimated, Chidambaram said, "If a political leader faces a threat, he has to be provided security and I think the government is committed to provide security to every political leader who faces a threat." He also negated the reports published in a section of the media, that the security cover by the National Security Guard (NSG) provided to some of the politicians would be withdrawn.

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