Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari asks State DGP to provide adequate police protection to families and homes of rebel MLAs
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has asked Maharashtra Director General of Police (DGP) Rajnish Seth to provide adequate police protection to the families and homes of rebel MLAs. The Governor had received a representation from 38 MLAs of Shiv Sena, two members of the Prahar Janshakti Party and seven Independents regarding the withdrawal of security to them.
These MLAs had written to the Governor that the police security of their families has been illegally and unlawfully withdrawn. Earlier, rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde had accused the MVA government of withdrawing security from the residences of 38 party rebels, including himself, and their families, and dubbed the action as political vendetta. Mr Koshyari’s letter stated that the MLAs have raised serious concerns about the safety of their homes and families in the context of the provocative and threatening statements being made by certain political leaders. Already offices and homes of some of the MLAs have been vandalised with the police being a mute spectator.
The Centre yesterday extended Y-plus security cover of CRPF commandos to at least 15 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs.