CBI grills Rabri Devi in IRCTC hotel scam

Frederick Owens
April 15, 2018

"It is a conspiracy of the state government to kill me and my family", she alleged.

Jawans of the Bihar Military Police deployed at Rabri Devi's residence were reportedly ordered to leave the premises late on Tuesday night. After the order reinstating the security was issued on Thursday, he said Nitish Kumar should clarify who issued the first order as he holds the home minister's portfolio in the state.

"Accusing the BJP of using the CBI against its political opponents, the RJD has alleged that the interrogation was timed on a day PM Modi was in Bihar and shared the stage with Nitish Kumar". She claimed that the BMP jawan deployed for her security were already withdrawn on December 23 a year ago and the remaining were in his (Lalu's) security. "If govt asks us to vacate our house we're ready to do it", ANI had quoted Rabri Devi as saying. "Nitish Kumar and Sushil Kumar Modi have hatched this conspiracy", said Rabri Devi to reporters.

As a mark of protest, all RJD lawmakers have also chose to surrender their official security cover, calling the downsizing of security "vendetta politics by the BJP and the JD (U)".

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In a midnight tweet, Tejashwi Yadav who is the acting president of the RJD said in Hindi that the chief minister had withdrawn the security "at the residence of two former chief ministers in a hurry, as if this will help him keep his chair". "The agency can go to the residence of any accused person without informing or through a muhurat".

RJD national vice-president Shivanand Tiwari said: "Nitish Kumar seems to have lost all discretion".

Rabri Devi and her two sons, Tejashwi and Tej Pratap Yadav, "returned" their state security cover in protest. "But, now people of Bihar and my party workers would take care of my security", she added. Several RJD legislators also started surrendering their security guards to the government.

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