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Centre provides 'Y+' CRPF security cover to 15 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs

By Shgun S -- June 26, 2022 2:54 pm -- Updated:June 26, 2022 2:54 pm

New Delhi, June 26: The Centre has provided 'Y+' category armed Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) security cover to 15 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, who are currently in Assam's Guwahati, according to top government sources.

The MLAs who have been provided with round the clock CRPF security are Ramesh Bornare, Mangesh Kudalkar, Sanjay Shirsat, Latabai Sonawane, Prakas Surve, Sadanand Saranavnkar, Yogesh Dada Kadam, Pratap Sarnaik, Yamini Jadhav, Pradeep Jaiswal, Sanjay Rathod, Dadaji Bhuse, Dilip Lande, Balaji Kalyanar and Sandipan Bhumare.

According to sources, the security was provided on Sunday by the CRPF which received an order from the Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday.

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The development comes after dissident Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde on Saturday claimed that the Maharashtra government has withdrawn the security cover provided at the residences of 16 rebel legislators, including himself, and described the action as "political vendetta." Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil, however, denied any such move.

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Taking to Twitter, Eknath Shinde had also shared a letter signed by 16 MLAs that was addressed to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and state's Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil.

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In the letter, the legislators had said CM Thackeray and the leaders of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance will be responsible if any harm is caused to their family members.

The legislators who had signed the letter are Eknath Shinde (Kopri-Pachpakhadi assembly segment), Bharat Gogavale (Mahad), Vishwanath Bhoir (Kalyan West), Mahendra Thorve (Karjat), Shantaram More (Bhiwandi rural), Shrinivas Wanga (Palghar), Lata Sonavane (Chopda), Sanjay Shirsat (Aurangabad West), Dynanraj Chaugule (Umerga), Yamini Jadhav (Byculla), Shahaji Patil (Sangola), Tanaji Sawant (Paranda), Shambhuraj Desai (Patan), Mahesh Shinde (Koregaon), Prakash Surve (Magathane) and Sanjayt Raimulkar (Mehekar).

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