In a democracy there can be no room to foment VIP culture. With the red beacon now gone, it’s time to stop those crores being squandered on providing police security for Ministers other politicians and their kin.
Politicians are supposed to serve the people and those who really do service need no protection. Our Soldiers and para military forces take very high risks sans any special protection.
The power intoxicated Politicians who are apprehensive about their personal safety should either hire their own personal body guards or fade away from public life. Such criminal waste of public funds on security for VIPs cannot be allowed. The Police personnel ought to be deployed for street policing and not to hover around the politicians. The unnecessary over deployment of police at official functions attended by VIPs must also stop. The police force is meant to investigate criminal cases, maintain law and order while also regulating traffic. The life of a VIP cannot be any more sacred than that of a common man.