PM Modi's wife Jashodaben 'unhappy' about her security cover, files RTI to seek detailsMahesh Langa, Hindustan Times Ahmedabad, November 24, 2014
First Published: 21:29 IST(24/11/2014) | Last Updated: 22:21 IST(24/11/2014)
ed school teacher, presently lives with her brother in a village in north Gujarat.
Jashodaben, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's estranged wife. (File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's estranged wife Jashodaben Modi on Monday filed an RTI application seeking to know under which protocol she has been provided security cover by the government.
In her three page well-drafted application, Jashodaben stated, "she is wife of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and seeks to know what facilities she is entitled to get besides the security commandos provided to her by the Gujarat government.
After Narendra Modi took over as the Prime Minister in May this year, she was provided four commandos at her residence in Brahmanwada village.
"I filed the application asking for details about my security and what else I am entitled," she told HT.
Her brother Ashok Modi said the government should provide her a car and women commandos because she is not comfortable with men commandos.
"Since Narendra Modi himself has acknowledged her as his wife in his election nomination form, she is the first lady and is entitled to get all facilities like Manmohan Singh's wife used to get from the government," her brother Ashok Modi told HT.
In her application, she has stated "she travels by public transport while her body guards travel by official vehicle."
"I should be provided a certified copy of the order under which security is provided to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's family members, brothers, sisters and me," she stated while asking the details to be given within 48 hours as the issue pertains to her life and death matter.
She cited the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her own commandos while stressing, "the commandos assigned to her have no official order by which they have been posted at her residence."
"She deserves to be with Narendrabhai in Delhi because he is no longer an RSS pracharak. He is Prime Minister of India now," Ashok Modi said.
Jashodaben herself had gone to Mehsana Superintendent of Police office to file the application.
The RTI application was filed two days after she gave an interview to a Mumbai-based tabloid in which she said "she would still go with Modi if he calls her once."
Jashodaben Modi, a retired school teacher, presently lives with her brother in a village in north Gujarat.