Former Assam CM stripped of National Security Guard Cover:
Former Chief Minister of Assam Prafulla Kumar Mahanta who was an ally of the National Democratic Alliance-I has been stripped of National Security Guard (NSG) cover.
Rationale behind scrapping the national security guard cover:
The move is in line with the government’s efforts to stop the specialised counter-terror force from performing VIP security duty.
The Home Ministry removed the NSG cover of Mr. Gogoi, Former Assam CM in a previous exercise.
About NSG (National Security Guard) Cover:
Persons protected by the NSG are entitled to Z plus security and at any given time around 40 commandos are deployed to provide proximity cover.
There are 13 other VIPs enjoying such security, including Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
It is alleged that the decision had not been taken on merit but due to political reasons, which is discriminatory.