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Dom's Take: Protection Perks

By DOMINIC XAVIER
December 21, 2020 16:54 IST
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Want an incentive to leave the party that elected you to the legislature and join the Bharatiya Janata Party?

Do that and the Union home ministry -- presided over by Shri Amit Anilchandra Shah -- will quickly study the threat assessment and grant you 'Z' category security in a jiffy.

Hours after he abandoned the Trinamool Congress for the BJP, Suvendu Adhikari, the Bengal politician, was granted 'Z' category security.

He is not the only one to be accorded that privilege.

Also granted 'Z' category is Narayan Rane, once Maharashtra's Shiv Sena chief minister who has vowed to bring down bitter foe Uddhav Thackeray's government for his bosses in his new party, the BJP which he joined after dumping the Congress where he sought temporary refuge after leaving the Sena.

Dominic Xavier offers his take on the home ministry's protection largesse.

Remember how it accorded security cover to a certain actress who badmouthed Uddhav Thackeray, Bollywood and pretty much everything else in the country barring her BJP benefactors.

 

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