Never asked for security cover, should be given based on threat perception, says Devendra Fadnavis


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Hours after the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities in Maharashtra scaled down his security cowl, former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis mentioned that he by no means asked for security and it should be given based on threat notion. “I never asked for security even when I was state president. I got it for the first time when I became Chief Minister and when I got threats after Yakub Memon`s death sentence and other instances. I feel it should be given based on threat perception,” Fadnavis, the Leader of Opposition within the state Assembly Fadnavis, mentioned whereas chatting with the media.

The security cowl of Fadnavis has been lowered from Z+ to Y+ with escort, his spouse Amrita Fadnavis` security has been scaled down from Y+ with escort to X and their daughter Divija Fadnavis` security from Y+ to X. Fadnavis alleged that the security cowl is being given on a “political basis” and added that few individuals do not need threat notion however are given robust security.

“Currently, the security cover is being given on a political basis. Few people do not have threat perception but are given strong security. I do not have an issue with it. I feel the government can take any decision,” Fadnavis mentioned.

The Maharashtra authorities has additionally lowered the security cowl of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray and Union Minister and Republican Party chief Ramdas Athawale, amongst others.

While the Thackeray-led authorities has additionally scaled down the security cowl of BJP leaders together with state chief Chandrakant Patil and Sudhir Mungantiwar, it has enhanced the security of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha and lawyer Ujjwal Nikam.

Meanwhile, BJP Maharashtra president Chandrakant Patil in a press convention in Lonavala, mentioned: “I just want to say that that if the government has removed my security cover, then they should use it for women`s safety. The decision will have no impact on our day-to-day party activities.” 

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