‘More than Z+’: Odisha BJP asks EC to downsize Pandian security | India News

BHUBANESHWAR: BJP moved poll authorities on Saturday seeking withdrawal of “unnecessary security benefits” given to VK Pandian, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik‘s aide and BJD leader, claiming his squad of 74 personnel outstripped even Z+ cover of 55 guards.
The move came a day some RTI activists shared the information about security of Pandian, who currently holds cabinet rank.Pandian is protected by two SIs, 12 havildars, 56 constables and four women constables. A BJD spokesperson declined to comment on the matter.
As per a memorandum submitted by BJP leader Surath Biswal and others to chief electoral officer Nikunja Bihari Dhal, such huge deployment using public money violates model code.

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