PATNA: The Centre has granted ‘Z’ plus security to Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.
Currently, the chief minister has been getting security from Special Security Group, developed on the pattern of Special Protection Group (SPG).
SPG is an armed force of the Union for providing proximate security to the Prime Minister of India and former Prime Minister of India and members of their immediate families wherever they are.
Although the order for Z plus security to the chief minister was issued on January 15 in the aftermath of attack on his convoy by angry Dalit villagers in Buxur district earlier this month, a request to this effect had made on August 01, 2017 itself—well just four days after Kumar had formed his new government with the BJP after walking out of the erstwhile ruling Grand Alliance.
बिहार सरकार की ‘Z+’ सुरक्षा और SSG के 350 जवान,20 ब्राण्ड न्यू BP SUVs के बावजूद आवेदन देकर केंद्र से ‘Z’ प्लस, NSG,CRPF इत्यादि तथा दिल्ली मे बिहार भवन,बिहार निवास के अलावा अपने लिए एक और ख़ास आवास लेना अतिसरल,वैरागी, विमुक्त,संकोचित,एकाकी एवं अति साहसी व्यक्तित्व का परिचायक है। pic.twitter.com/MrWUZNNJCt
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) January 20, 2018
Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav hit at the chief minister for making a volte face.
“Till few days back he (Nitish Kumar) was preaching on security but he himself sought for Z+ security. There must be a research on his about-turns,” Tejashwi tweeted today.