MUMBAI: Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’s decision to downgrade the security cover provided to many politicians in the state, but continue with Z-category security to actors and cricketers has raised many eyebrows in Mumbai. Among those who have lost their Zclass cover are former Union minister Praful Patel, former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and several leaders of the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party.
CM Fadnavis, who also holds the home ministry portfolio, decided this week to strike off many names enjoying such security at the state’s expense. During a meeting with state home department officials and top police officers, Fadnavis ordered a review of the security cover provided to various categories of VIPs, and asked for a downgrade in some cases.
(*Source : The Economic Times)