Lucknow: In a bid to do away with VIP culture and cut costs on VIP security, UP CM Yogi Adityanath has ordered a massive reduction in security for the Samajwadi Party leaders. Apart from reduction, security of about 100 persons close to the SP government has also been withdrawn
The Yogi government has reduced security of Akhilesh Yadav’s wife and MP Dimple Yadav, former ministers Azam Khan and Shivpal Yadav, and SP General Secretary Ramgopal Yadav from Z category to Y category.
However, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati will continue to get Z+ security.
The decision was taken after a review of threat perception to various former CMs, ministers and leaders.