The Union Government has decided to provide ‘Y+’ category security cover from the armed personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to 15 Shiv Sena rebel MPs who rioted against the Uddhav Thackeray government in Maharashtra.
Sources said ‘Y+’ category security blanket from CRPF armed personnel was provided to 15 Shiv Sena MPs including Prakash Surve, Sadanand Sarvankar, Yogesh Dada Kadam, Pratap Sarnaik, Ramesh Bornare, Mangesh Kudalkar , Sanjay Shirsat, Latabai Sonawane, Yamini Jadhav, Pradeep Jaiswal, Sanjay Rathod, Dadaji Bhuse, Dilip Lande, Balaji Kalyanar and Sandipan Bhumare.
These leaders have joined Eknath Shinde’s side in the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra.
The Centre’s decision came a day after Shinde, in a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, alleged that the security blanket provided to family members of rebel Shiv Sena MPs had been withdrawn.
The government of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) had rejected the accusations. Shinde claimed to have the support of more than two-thirds of Shiv Sena MPs.
Even as the BJP has officially stayed away from the Shiv Sena infighting, it has been reported that rebel leader Shinde, who is camped in Guwahati and former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, allegedly met with Union Home Minister Amit Shah at an undisclosed location in Vadodara of Gujarat.
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