Following the December 10 attack on the car-cade of the national president of the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party), J P Nadda, Bengal in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya and former Union minister Mukul Roy, the Centre has decided to provide bullet-proof vehicles to all the saffron party leaders who fall under the Z-category security and above. If need arises even Y and Y + category leaders would get this facility too.
The security of the former Trinamool Congress transport minister Subendhu Adhikari would also be beefed up. He is likely to join the BJP in the presence of Union home minister Amit Shah who is once again going to visit West Bengal on Dec 19-20.
Shah would be addressing a public meeting in Bankura on the day the chief minister Mamata Banerjee would be holding her own rally there. Shah had visited the state between Nov 4 and 6 last. Now he would be travelling on helicopter within the state. Other BJP leaders of the state would also get more security guards.
The decision has come when the ministry of home affairs has asked the West Bengal government as to why the three IPS officers transferred to central deputation have not been released.
The three IPS officers, Rajiv Mishra, Bhola Nath and Pravin Kumar, were in-charge of the security of J P Nadda and others while they were travelling from Kolkata to Diamond Harbour. The chief secretary and DGP of Bengal were summoned by MHA on December 14 but the state government didn’t allow them to go to New Delhi.