Odisha Congress leader Narasingha Mishra says ‘no’ to red beacon, security cover
Doing away with the VIP culture, Leader of the Opposition in the Odisha Assembly Narasingha Mishra has stopped using the red beacon on his vehicle. “I am not in favour of using the red beaconin the vehicle of the Leader of Opposition. Therefore, I am no more using it,” Mr. Mishra said in a letter to the Odisha Chief Secretary, on Thursday.The veteran Congress leader, who represents Balangir Assembly constituency , has also asked the government not to provide him police escort during his tours and has also sought withdrawal of the security“I also don’t require police escort during my tour. Neither within the district of Balangir nor outside the district. So the police escort facility provided to me may be withdrawn,” Mr. Mishra said in his letter. He has marked copies of the letter to Principal Secretaries of the Home and Commerce & Transport Departments of the State government for necessary action.