On Wednesday, the Maharashtra government reshuffled the security cover of various leaders including, among others, Sachin Tendulkar, Shiv Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray, Anna Hazare. Former Rajya Sabha MP and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's security cover has been withdrawn. Until now, he had been given ' X ' cover. It means that he will no longer have a police constable with him round the clock, but he will have an escort if he leaves home. Shiv Sena leader and first time MLA Aaditya Thackeray's security cover has been upgraded from 'Y+' to 'Z' citing more public exposure by the threat perception committee.
Security of social activist Anna Hazare has been downgraded to 'Y+' from 'Z' category. Former Uttar Pradesh governor and BJP leader Ram Naik’s security has also been downgraded from 'Z+' to 'X'. Security cover of two former BJP ministers, Eknath Khadse and Ram Shinde, has been lowered too.