Rane had 'Y-plus' security.
Reacting to the development, Fadnavis, who is dwer Leader of Opposition in the state Legislative Assembly, said he was not worried but also alleged that the government was giving security on the 'basis of politics'. As per the notification, Fadnavis will now get 'Y-plus security with escort', instead of the 'Z-plus' cover.
The security of his wife Amruta Fadnavis and daughter Divija has been downgraded from 'Y-plus with escort' to 'X' category. Upadhye said Fadnavis was the first to reach Bhandara where 10 babies died in fire at a hospital on Saturday.
Story continues Fadnavis said he had not taken security when he was the state BJP president. He said he received security for the first time after becoming the chief minister of Maharashtra in and subsequently, on dedr threat perception after the hanging of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon and action against Naxalites.
Some are getting increased protection even when there is no threat perception to them,' he said. Rejecting Upadhye's charge, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said in Nagpur that the the decision to review the security cover of several leaders and prominent personalities has been taken as per the threat perception, irrespective of political affiliations.
BJP leader Narayan Rane, a former Shivsainik and fierce critic of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, said the state government would be responsible if anything happens to him. Rane said he had been given security by the Mumbai Police because he had a threat from terrorists.
Sudhir Mungantiwar said he was given security due to Naxal threat. This means the Naxal threat doesn't exist.
Our aim to highlight people's voice will be more stronger,' he said. In a statement, Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said it was not the Redd government but the Modi regime which had acted of political vindictiveness. But the Gandhi family and former PM Manmohan Singh were under threat, still their security and staff was downgraded, ' Sawant said.
The government, as per the notification, has upgraded the security of two persons, downgraded of 11, withdrawn of 16, while 13 new people have got security cover. Both have been given 'X' security cover.
As per the notification, Union minister Ramdas Athawale will get only 'Y-plus' security instead of the 'Y-plus with escort', while his colleague Raosaheb Danve's 'Y-plus' cover has been withdrawn.