Patna, Apr 12: A day after Lalu Prasad Yadav’s wife Rabri Devi wrote a letter to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar regarding withdrawal security jawans, the Bihar government on Thursday reinstated security outside former chief minister’s residence. The Bihar government revoked the order which downgraded security at the official residence of Rabri Devi. Security has now been reinstated.
Rabri Devi’s son and opposition leader in Bihar Assembly, Tejashwi Yadav took a dig at Nitish Kumar and said the chief minister should clarify on the previous order. “Nitish Kumar is known as ‘Paltu Ram’, again he has gone back on his decision. He should make it clear who issued the earlier order to withdraw security as the Home portfolio is with him,” Tejashwi told ANI.
The government on Tuesday withdrew 32 personnel of the Bihar Military Police posted at 10 Circular Road — the official residence of Rabri Devi and her husband, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad — after the CBI raided the place on Tuesday in connection with an IRCTC hotel tender case. Her two sons and all RJD lawmakers decided to give up their security cover in protest.
Rabri Devi wrote a letter to Nitish Kumar and said that the Home Ministry would be held responsible if any untoward incident occurred within her family. In her letter, the former chief minister asserted that the safety of her family and the house was being compromised.
Rabri also underlined that when her husband was arrested in December last year in connection with a fodder scam case, the state government had ordered the withdrawal of security to the latter. However, the security was not withdrawn for Rabri and her family.
While concluding the letter, Rabri added that the security of her family would be now entrusted with the RJD workers.