‘Energy, resources should not be spent on VIP protection’

first_imgPanaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said energy and resources should not be spent on protection of VIPs, barring the Prime Minister and the President.Following the Union Cabinet’s decision to ban red beacons on VIP cars on Wednesday, the CM said he would stop using it. “I believe that VIP culture has to be reduced. It is a wrong thing that is happening to this country. Security is a mindset. Security can be achieved with two, three, or four people,” Mr. Parrikar told reporters at a media briefing after the Cabinet meeting at the State Secretariat.Later in the day, two Ministers in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government: Minister for Tourism Manohar Ajgaonkar and Water Resources Minister Vinod Paliyekar, said they had removed red beacons from their official cars, following the Central Cabinet’s decision.Mr. Parrikar also asked officials in the CMO to issue instructions for implementation of the decision.last_img

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