No more protect of honor for Maharashtra ministers: CM

The Maharashtra government has chosen to suspend the pioneer period practice of concurring police watchman of honor to ministers and top authorities amid their locale level visits, terming it an "exercise in futility and assets".

The mandate will likewise apply to all ministers and senior state authorities, a senior authority said.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has requested that the state police cease the act of giving the watchman of honor in every locale, he visits, "calling it an exercise in futility and assets".

Fadnavis had as of late requested slices in security gave to VVIPs to guarantee that more staff were made accessible for dynamic policing.

The gatekeeper of honor for a meeting VVIP is a convention passed on by the British. The honor was saved then for Governor Generals and Viceroys.

As of now, the chief minister, his cabinet colleagues, all junior ministers, and even senior state officials are concurred the honor, putting strain on the staff-crunched state police power.

Not long after in the wake of being confirmed as the chief minister on October 31 last year, Fadnavis had discussed demoralizing the 'VIP society' in the state.