Press Esc to close

Left lashes out at govt for giving Z-plus cover to Ambani

New Delhi, Apr 22, 2013 (PTI) 17:17 IST
Left parties today lashed out at the government for providing armed commando cover to top corporate leader Mukesh Ambani, saying the common people have been left in the lurch as gruesome incidents of rape keep happening.

"It is unprecedented that at a time when such ghastly and gruesome incidents of rape are taking place and people are demanding more security, Z-plus category of security is given to a top corporate leader like Ambani and the commoners left in the lurch," senior CPI(M) leader Basudeb Acharia told reporters here.

In the same vein, veteran CPI leader A B Bardhan said at a time when the "police force is unable to provide security to its citizens, ensure safety for women, and even 4 or 5-year- old girl children are raped under their very nose, the government has ordered Z-plus security for the country's richest corporate tycoon Mukesh Ambani and even protection for his sprawling residential building 'Antilia'.

"Our party demands that the government order be rescinded and the CRPF be sent back for their primary task," Bardhan said, adding, "This is the first time a private person, because he happens to be an Ambani, is being provided with such security for his person and his residence by a government which is failing every day to protect the common man, especially women and children."

He said, "It is matter of shame for this government and shows for whom it works. Mukesh Ambani has all the resources at his command to provide security for himself and his establishments."

To a question whether CPI(M) would support capital punishment in gruesome rape cases, Acharia said, "We will consider it, discuss it further, especially individual cases....The situation has changed and, therefore, this issue has to be thought over."

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Hundreds of vehicles stranded at Jammu-Srinagar national highway as it remained closed...

Hundreds of vehicles stranded at Jammu-Srinagar national highway as it remained closed...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi receiving a memento from FICCI president Pankaj Patel at the 90th...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi receiving a memento from FICCI president Pankaj Patel at the 90th...

Tourists enjoy the weather after a fresh snowfall at Mahasu peak in Kufri near Shimla on Wednesday..

Tourists enjoy the weather after a fresh snowfall at Mahasu peak in Kufri near Shimla on Wednesday..

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, left, and Prince Harry on the red carpet as they attend...

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, left, and Prince Harry on the red carpet as they attend...

India's captain Rohit Sharma celebrates his double-century during the second ODI cricket match...

India's captain Rohit Sharma celebrates his double-century during the second ODI cricket match...

A leopard after it fell into a well at Bamungaon in Guwahati on Wednesday....

A leopard after it fell into a well at Bamungaon in Guwahati on Wednesday....

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, senior BJP leader LK Advani...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, senior BJP leader LK Advani...

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) pays homage to the victims of the December 2001 parliament.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) pays homage to the victims of the December 2001 parliament.

Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan with mother Sharmila Tagore and sister Saba Ali Khan at the launch..

Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan with mother Sharmila Tagore and sister Saba Ali Khan at the launch..

Sunset in Bengaluru on Wednesday...

Sunset in Bengaluru on Wednesday...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.