The security blanket includes house protection teams, and families who live in Maharashtra will also be protected.
New Delhi: The 15 dissident Shiv Sena MLAs received Y-plus security protection from CRPF commandos on Sunday, allotted by the centre, according to authorities.
This occurs a day after Eknath Shinde claimed that the security protection given to the dissident MLAs’ families had been revoked in a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil, DGP Rajnish Seth, and others. The accusations were dismissed by the Maha Vikas Aghadi administration.
In response to news that Shiv Sainiks had vandalised dissident MLAs’ offices across Maharashtra, Shinde wrote to the C.M.
As Thackeray’s Shiv Sena threatened to take to the streets earlier on Sunday, Shinde held a conference of the MLAs who were camping with him at a hotel in Assam’s Guwahati to determine the best course of action.
Ramesh Bornare, Mangesh Kudalkar, Sanjay Shirsat, Latabai Sonawane, Prakas Surve, and ten other people received security coverage, according to sources.
Sources said that because the security net includes house protection teams, their families who live in Maharashtra will also be protected.
According to officials, the MPs’ protection has been approved after the Ministry of Home Affairs received a report from central security agencies that they and their families may be at risk for physical security threats as a result of the present political climate in Maharashtra.
The MLAs will be protected by a group of Central Reserve Police Force commandos, in shifts at all times, source added.
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