BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, July 23: Assam Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal, who has not been favorably inclined to the kind of high security level his predecessor enjoyed, would soon be provided full security and the State Police would not compromise on it.
Talking to mediapersons here on Saturday, the Chief Minister said he would sympathetically consider the suggestions on his security cover forwarded by members of the State Assembly, but he would not accept any public harassment in the me of VVIP security.
On Friday, the issue of security cover currently being provided to Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal was discussed in the State Assembly with both ruling and opposition members saying that security given to the Head of the State shouldn't be compromised with at any cost. The issue of Chief Minister's security has become significant, given the perceived threat from jehadi groups in Assam following the terror upsurge in Bangladesh.
It may be mentioned that immediately after assuming office as Chief Minister, Sonowal had directed that the number of vehicles in his convoy should be drastically reduced as compared to his predecessor's. He was of the view that common people should not suffer because of his movements, a decision widely welcomed by the people of the State.
Meanwhile, talking to mediapersons, Assam Police DGP Mukesh Sahay said there would be no compromise on CM's security cover and 100 per cent security would be given to him. The Chief Minister had only instructed that common people shouldn't face any harassment in the me of high security provided to him, Sahay pointed out.