The Narendra Modi government is all set to trim the security of VVIPs soon. Union Home Ministry’s current list is an all-time high despite PM Modi’s firm drive against a VIP culture, and senior officers said the government is looking at reviewing and trimming it soon.
“Some politicians are being provided security by NSG and also the paramilitary so some of them will lose their NSG cover,” a senior ministry official said.
Bihar politician Lalu Yadav who is guarded by both the elite National Security Guard (NSG) and the paramilitary CRPF, is no more a lawmaker and rarely moves out of his state now and his security is being reviewed.
For former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh of the BJP, M Karunanidhi, the 93-year-old leader of Tamil Nadu party the DMK, who is ill and barely moves out of his home, the security will be reviewed.