Having personal security cover is ‘Congress culture’: Assam CM Biswa
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma asked his party leaders to give up security cover as it is Congress culture. Now Congress leaders have demanded the CM to give up security cover provided to him.
Guwahati: Assam Congress has urged Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to surrender his and his cabinet ministers security officers of he feels it ‘congress culture’.
In a recently held Cabinet meeting, Mr. Sarma has formed a committee to assess the entitlement and necessity for security cover to political parties leaders.
Based on the recommendation of the committee, the PSO’s would be assigned or withdrawn.
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee President Bhupen Kumar Borah and the party’s Rajya Sabha MP, Ripun Bora has demanded the Chief Minister to surrender his security cover if he feels security cover is ‘Congress culture’
"If Assam police claim that the state is peaceful and no personal security is required, then the Chief Minister should not take huge security cover within the state. Let Sarma give up his PSOs first," said Assam Congress chief Bhupen Borah said in a statement.
Mr Sarma had on Saturday urged BJP leaders and party functionaries to give up their PSOs, saying that "this is the culture of Congress party".
"There is no need for PSOs. This is the Congress party's culture. We do not have any threat to life as we have done nothing wrong," the Chief Minister had said.