The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra has cut down the security cover for Leader of Opposition and former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Times Now reports.
The decision was taken following an audit meeting that was conducted to review the security facilities provided to political leaders in the state.
Furthermore, Thackarey’s government has completely removed the securities given to state BJP chief Chandrakant Patil and the ex-finance minister in Fadnavis’ cabinet Sudhir Mungantiwar.
Even MNS chief Raj Thackeray’s security cover has been slashed by the state administration. The 52-year-old is known to be arch-rival of Uddhav Thackeray and had formed the MNS after defecting along with a section of the Shivsena in March 2006.
BJP MLA Ram Kadam has asserted that this move highlights the “revenge mentality” of Thackeray’s government. On the other hand, the MVA claims that the security was withdrawn as a result of the “threat perception” of these leaders going down. The news channel mentioned that this is the second time that Fadnavis’ security has been slashed since he demitted office in November 2019.
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