Modi’s wife scared of govt security
Prime Minister Narendra Modi\'s wife Jashodaben on Monday filed an RTI query with Mehsana police to seek clarity on security cover given to her at present and wanted to know what she is entitled to.
Recalls Indira Gandhi was killed by her own guards
- She files an RTI query with SP for clarity on security
- Wants to know what the Constitution speaks about it
- Security travels in govt cars, she in public transport
Mehsana (Gujarat): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben on Monday filed an RTI query with Mehsana police to seek clarity on security cover given to her at present and wanted to know what she is entitled to.
Mehsana Superintendent of Police (SP) J R Mothalia said that Jashodaben wants to know what are her rights as PM's wife as far as the security aspect is concerned. "Today, she came to our office and filed an RTI to know about her rights as PM's wife with regard to security cover. We will give our written reply to her in stipulated time," said Mothalia.
Jashodaben lives with her brother Ashok Modi at Unjha town of Mehsana district. After Modi was sworn-in as PM, she has been given security by Mehasana police. "We have deployed ten of our policemen, including armed guards, for her security. They work in two shifts, five each in one shift." said Police Inspector of Mehsana Special Operations Group (SOG) J S Chavda.
In her application, Jashodaben sought several documents from the police department related to her security cover given as per the protocol, including the certified copy of actual order passed by government about providing security.
She also wanted to know the laws and related provisions in Indian Constitution about security cover given to a Prime Minister's wife.
She asked the government to explain the definition of protocol and sought details about what is included under it and what other benefits she is entitled for as per that protocol. She also expressed unhappiness about the current security set-up, where her guards travel in government vehicles like car, while despite being a PM's wife she has to travel in public transport.
She noted that late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was killed by her own bodyguards and that she felt scared of her guards. She asked the government to make it compulsory for each guard to produce a copy of the deployment order.
The status of Prime Minister Modi was always a matter of intense media speculation before the 2014 polls. Since he was a RSS pracharak in the past, many people believed he was single as was the practice in RSS for its pracharakas.
He publicly accepted his married status for the first time while filing his nomination papers from Vadodara Lok Sabha constituency.
‘I am ready to live with him’
A TV channel tracked Jashodaben on her way to her home town Unjha when she was riding pillion on a scooter on Monday. She told the channel she was ready to live with Modi if he invited her. "If I am invited to live with him, I am ready to move to Delhi," she said. On her intention behind filing the RTI application, she said she has not been given enough facilities. "I am not given justice. No facilities have been provided to me," she said. On November 21, she told Zee Media: “agar wo lene aayen to main taiyar hoon (I am ready to go with him if he comes to take me).” Modi married her in 1968 when they were teenagers. She has retired as a school teacher and lives a quiet life with her two brothers in Mehsana district of north Gujarat.