A few months back, after the NDA came to power, Swamy had written to the Union home ministry seeking enhanced security cover, citing threats from several quarters. In 2011 as well, Swamy had asked the then UPA government for enhancing his security citing the 2G spectrum scam case in which he was vigorously involved. But the government hadn’t agreed to his demand.
Swamy is now in the forefront of National Herald case against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi.
“Initially Swamy was given security in Chennai due to a threat from Sri Lankan terror outfit Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
But now with LTTE totally decimated, Swamy’s threat comes mainly from his political activities, therefore his security cover has been enhanced,” said the home ministry official.