The Home Ministry has reviewed VVIP security cover. The VVIP security cover of various leaders and VVIPs have been downgraded. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath, BJP General Secretary Om Prakash Mathur and Congress leader Acharya Pramod who had unsuccessfully fought Lok Sabha elections from Lucknow on Congress ticket have had their securities downgraded.
Also in the list are former BJP MP and now Congress leader Udit Raj, Punjab MLA Bikramjit Singh Mathijia, ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan and Suresh Chavhanke of Sudarshan TV. Yesterday we had reported how the Home Ministry is also set to withdraw and downgrade NSG security cover accorded to various VVIPs, including ex-UP CM, Akhilesh Yadav.
Recently, the newly-elected Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, had also curbed former CM N Chandrababu Naidu’s Z+ category security cover and scaled it down to ‘Y’ with 2+2 armed gunmen.