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PM Narendra Modi’s wife Jashodaben denied information under RTI

Jashodaben had asked for details of the official order under which she had been provided security.

Written by Parimal A Dabhi | Ahmedabd | Updated: December 28, 2014 1:59 pm


The Mehsana district police have denied Jashodaben Modi, wife of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the information she had sought through an RTI application last month. Jashodaben had asked for details of the official order under which she had been provided security, and what other “services” she was entitled to.

Jashodaben has been told that the information she had sought concerned the Local Intelligence Bureau (LIB), which has been exempted from the RTI Act by the state government.

The reply, from Deputy Superintendent of Police and Public Information Officer Bhakti Thakar, says, “The information sought by you is concerning the LIB and as per a notification… dated 25/10/2005 of Gujarat Government’s Home Department, LIB has been exempted from RTI under the provisions of the Act. Hence, this information cannot be provided to you.”

The reply, dated December 23, has been addressed to “Jashodaben, the daughter of Chimanlal Modi”. Her address has been shown as “Satta Hall, Unjha, Tehsil Unjha, District Mehsana”.

Thakar could not be reached for comment.

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  1. Vijay Seethepalli
    Feb 24, 2015 at 7:15 am
    just shows that Modi does not respect women
    1. P
      Dec 28, 2014 at 3:49 am
      kya chat rha h bey
      1. P
        Dec 28, 2014 at 8:19 pm
        Though there was no physical relationship between Jashodabhen and Modi, she could easily targeted by terror groups to make a point against the Indian Prime minister Modi and India, hence she needs security. I think it is correct to provide her security.
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          Abhishek Ravindra
          Dec 28, 2014 at 5:13 am
          Mr Parimal A Dabhi/The Indian Express,How appropriate do you think it is to reveal the address of Mrs.Jashodaben Chimanlal? I think a person is enled to right to privacy and divulging sensitive information such as this is a genuine security concern. The sentiment expressed by Mrs.Chmanlal in her application against what has been done here is sadly ironical.
          1. L
            Dec 29, 2014 at 4:04 am
            is this wht rvind kejriwl taught you
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