Chandigarh, April 11:
On the intervention of Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal, the government has cut down the security of his father and withdrawn official vehicle allotted to him.
The decision is in line with the policy of Amarinder led government which is the product of the Congress party’s poll promise of doing away with the VIP culture.
It is learnt that there are now only two gunmen left with Gurdas Badal.
With this, Manpreet Badal has silenced his critics especially his cousin and former Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal. During the campaigning, Sukhbir had mocked at the Congress poll promise of dumping VIP culture saying Manpreet’s father was a beneficiary of the government facilities.
The Akali-BJP government had allotted a SUV (Fortuner), gunmen and other facilities to Gurdas Badal. It may be recalled that he had said in a chat with media that official security and vehicle was forced on him as he never asked for it.