Debabrata Saikia condemns downgrading Tarun Gogoi’s security; writes letter to Amit Shah
GUWAHATI: Debabrata Saikia, Leader of the opposition in Assam Legislative Assembly, has criticized the decision of the Union Home Ministry which had downgraded the security cover level of former chief minister Tarun Gogoi from ‘Z+’ to ‘Z’ category
In a letter to Union home minister Amit Shah, the MLA from Nazira Constituency called the current government "vindictive" and blamed the government for withdrawing security cover of those who are critical of the BJP.
“He (Gogoi) is now being targeted by the government because of his active anti-CAB/CAA role in recent months. I decry this move and urge the BJP-led Central government to reconsider its decision and immediately restore the ‘Z+’ security cover of Gogoi,” Saikia stated in the letter, according to media reports.
Saikia also cited previous examples where security cover of our former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson and All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Sonia Gandhi, MP Rahul Gandhi and AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi was downgraded.
Former State Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi’s security cover was brought down to Z category from Z+. Gogoi had termed it as an arm-twisting tactic by the State government against him for being vocal against the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act).