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Following Kejriwal's cue, Raje wants security cut

india Updated: Jan 01, 2014 08:35 IST
Vasundhara Raje

Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje has asked state DGP Omendra Bharadwaj to scale down her security cover so that people do not face trouble when visiting her.

Raje has urged the police chief that the number of her security personnel be cut to half.

"Z-plus security cover is provided to the chief minister. But now after the direction of the chief minister, we are working out new security arrangements and on the number of security personnel to be deployed," T Guite, IG Security, said on Tuesday.

The police personnel who are taken off the CM's security will be posted for the security of people and in law and order of the state from on Wednesday.

"The CM has given directions to police that traffic should not be stopped when her cavalcade moves. Her cavalcade stops at red signals because she does not want inconvenience for common man," Raje's press advisor Mahendra Bharadwaj said.

Raje has not moved to the sprawling official chief minister's residence at 8 Civil Lines and is staying at her present residence at 13 Civil Lines.

An official release from her office said Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's decision not to move into the official residence there comes after her decision.