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Mumbai News Live Updates: Maha government removes security cover of 25 MVA leaders – The Indian Express

Mumbai latest updates: The MVA leaders who lost security cover includes several former cabinet ministers. (File)

Mumbai news live updates, 29 October 2022: The Maharashtra government has removed ‘categorised’ security cover of 25 leaders of the Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, an official said on Friday. It means these leaders would not have permanent police security outside their houses or escort. The decision was taken after a fresh assessment of their security perception, the official said. Those who lost security cover includes several former cabinet ministers. The security cover of Uddhav Thackeray, the previous chief minister, and his family has been retained.

In other news, a Vande Bharat Express train en route to Gandhinagar from Mumbai-Central collided with a bull near Atul railway station on Saturday morning, the third such incident to occur in October. Following the incident, the train was detained for about 15 minutes, according to a statement released by Indian Railways. “There is no damage to the train, except damage on nose cone cover of front coach,” Indian Railways said.

In a separate development, the Opposition on Friday cornered the Maharashtra government over the Tata-Airbus C-295 transport aircraft manufacturing project, which will come up in Gujarat’s Vadodara. Maharashtra was also one of the contenders for the project. “We have been hearing contradictory statements from a minister (Industries Minister Uday Samant) on the project. Either he does not know the details or he is making misleading statements. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde should clear the air,” said NCP’s Lok Sabha MP Supriya Sule.

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