After leaving BJP and returning back to the TMC folds, West Bengal leader Mukul Roy on Saturday wrote to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) seeking a withdrawal of his Central security cover. As per ANI sources, the TMC leader has moved the request a day after he joined the Mamata Banerjee-led party in Bengal all set to assume the post of the party’s Vice-President. The MHA is yet to respond to his request, as per sources.
Ahead of the West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021, the Union Home Ministry had upgraded the security cover of several BJP leaders owing to the ‘political violence’ in the state against the workers of the BJP party. In March 2021, the BJP had upgraded the security cover of Mukul Roy who served as the national vice-president of the party from ‘Y-Plus’ to ‘Z category’. With his return back to the TMC, Mukul Roy has decided to give up his Z security cover.