While the country is reeling under a financial crunch, the expenses for the VIPs are mounting day in and day out. More than 600 commandoes are working for the security of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on day to day basis.
Modi who is having a threat from various quarters has to be guarded in a special manner and with all the alert. For that, the Government is spending 1.62 crores a day the Minister of State for Home Kishan Reddy made a statement in the parliament.
On the other hand, when the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Jagan Mohan reddy is travelling from Vijaywada to Hyderabad to attend the CBI court at Nampally the Government has to spend around 60 lakhs.
Even the chief Ministers these days have hundreds of security guards while they are reduced for the opposition leaders. The security for Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and the Vadra family has been reduced drastically.
Now they do not have black cat commodores. When it comes to TDP, the security of Chandrababu Naodi the LOP, his son Lokesh, and JC Diwakar reddy has been scaled down.
But the people in power with political clout have security for prestige issues even though they do not have any threat. A lot of money is being wasted on the security front across the country.