Ranchi: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi on Saturday alleged a conspiracy is being hatched to get him killed by reducing his security cover.
Talking to reporters here, he said “My security cover was reduced from Z category to Y category and I was not informed about it. The state government has deliberately reduced my security cover.”
Marandi’s statement comes after jailed Maoist commander Kundan Pahan’s confession revealed that he (Marandi) was on top of the hit list of banned Maoist organization, Communist Party of India-Maoist.
Marandi’s son was killed along with 20 people in October 2008 by Maoist guerrillas.
“My security cover has been reduced despite the fact that my name figures in the hit list of Maoists. I am also on the target of the state government. I will continue to raise my voice against the Maoists and the wrong polices of the BJP state government,” said Marandi.
He said “BJP president Amit Shah should explain how his son’s business expanded from Rs 50,000 to Rs 80 crore.”