Eknath Shinde Security Row: Politics has intensified over the statement of rebel Shiv Sena MLAs not giving ‘Z+’ security to former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray even after Eknath Shinde was threatened. . The leaders of the Thackeray faction have denied these allegations. Now Dilip Walse, who was the Home Minister in the Uddhav cabinet regarding this controversy, has defended the then government.
Former Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Valse rubbished the allegations of Shinde faction leaders, saying that Eknath Shinde was provided with necessary security at that time. He said that no such order was issued by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray not to give security to Eknath Shinde. Dilip Valse told that the expert committee decides to give protection to someone.
Former Home Minister defends Uddhav
He defended Uddhav Thackeray, saying his security was immediately beefed up after Eknath Shinde received threats. Valse said that Shinde was given the same type of security as is given to the Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister of the state after he was threatened. The former home minister said that after receiving threats to Eknath Shinde, his son had written a letter to the government demanding increased security.
Shinde faction leaders made this allegation
Let us tell you that in an interview given to a TV news channel by two Shiv Sena MLAs and Shinde faction leader Susah Kande and former Minister of State for Home (Rural) Shambhuraj Desai, the then Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray gave Z+ security to one Nath Shinde, despite the threat of Naxalites. accused of refusing to give Susah Kande claimed that the police had informed Thackeray and the then Home Minister Dilip Walse that the Naxalites had come to Mumbai to kill Shinde. Despite this, Shinde was not given protection.
Let us tell you that Eknath Shinde was also the Urban Development Minister in the Uddhav government and the Guardian Minister for Naxal-affected Gadchiroli. In February 2022, 26 Naxalites were killed during police action in Gadchiroli. only two months after this incident Eknath Shinde had received a letter threatening to kill him.