Reduce ministers’ security, provide it to women: Sule

NCP MP Supriya Sule on Monday questioned the heavy security cover of state ministers and demanded that security personnel should be instead utilised for protecting women.

Addressing a women's rally organised by the party here, Sule ticked off the government for providing excess security to ministers. "Who should they fear?" Sule asked.

NCP leader and Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil, as well as party chief and Union Minister Sharad Pawar were present on the occasion.

Sule also blamed the Congress-NCP government in the state for lacking the "mindset" for implementation of pro-women policies.

Police do not act promptly when women come to them with complaints, said Sule, who heads the 'Yuvati' (young women) Cell of her party, demanding that every police station must have women personnel.

Later, Patil said that decision on cutting down the minister's security would be taken "within eight days".

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