Sisir Adhikari, father of West Bengal’s Leader of Opposition and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari has been provided with Y+ security cover by the Centre. Sisir Adhikari and Dibyendu Adhikari both MPs will get the cover. Sisir Adhikari and two of his three sons, all former Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders had defected to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before the assembly polls in the state.
Suvendu Adhikari later defeated chief minister Mamata Banerjee from Nandigram and enjoys a Z category security cover. This is the second-highest security cover. Dibyendu Adhikari is another brother of Suvendu and still with the TMC.
Soumendu Adhikari, another son of Sisir and brother of Suvendu, is also with the BJP. The new security cover means each of the MPs will have at least 11 security personnel from the CRPF. Earlier, all the 61 BJP lawmakers were provided with security given the rising violence against BJP leaders and workers in West Bengal.
BJP’s Suvendu criticizes Mamata
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on had earlier attacked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleging that she wass trying to politicise a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He alleged that Mamata did not attend any of the meetings held in the past by the prime minister for COVID control.
The attack came after Mamata Banerjee said she was not allowed to speak at the meeting which was addressed by PM Modi. Mamata Banerjee said, “It was so unfortunate that after inviting the CMs, he did not talk to us. We were not allowed to speak.” She also claimed that only some BJP chief ministers and the PM made small speeches and ended the meeting after this.
“Today, our respected CM Mamata Banerjee has once again shown her total disinterest in administration. True to her style, she has politicised a meeting Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi held with district officials, where grassroots level practices to fight COVID-19 were being discussed,” he said.
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