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Centre withdraws security cover of former Bengal minister Rajib Banerjee

Recently, he rejoined TMC and asked the Centre to withdraw his security cover

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Rajib Banerjee speaks to media after meets with West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar as he resigns from the post of West Bengal Forest Minister, in Kolkata.
Rajib Banerjee | File photo

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has withdrawn the security cover of former minister and ex-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajib Banerjee, informed a senior MHA official on Wednesday.

"Banerjee's Z-category security cover in Bengal and Y+ security cover across India has been withdrawn by the ministry," stated the official.

Notably, Banerjee, along with a few other disgruntled MLAs, had joined BJP after quitting the Trinamool Congress (TMC) before the Assembly elections held earlier this year. Recently, he rejoined TMC and asked the to withdraw his security cover.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Wed, December 22 2021. 19:08 IST