One way of bringing the recalcitrant to heel is by taking away their Z category security.status. Raj Thackeray’s was downgraded, Udhav Thackeray was threatened with the removal of his, and in a pet, he returned his men (like you give back a toy out of spite), Balasaheb Thackeray has it too. And that’s just one family whose individual members are surrounded by commandoes armed to the teeth, taken from the police force, paid for by us. Mahender Singh Dhoni was to get security in view of threats, also Sachin Tendulkar, but theirs will never be so intrusive as the security employed to keep our beloved netas alive for more – well – loving, by their followers.
Luckily Mumbai doesn’t suffer so much. Delhi has it really bad, poor city. So let us be thankful for living so far from the Centre of things.