A CCTV camera installed outside the residence gate of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was removed Wednesday, following objections by former deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav who had accused Kumar of snooping on opponents through the camera.
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Tejashwi had earlier alleged that Nitish installed a high-resolution CCTV camera at the rear wall of the CM residence and the main entrance of his (Tejashwi’s) residence at Patna’s Circular Road.
He had said, “Bihar CM’s residence is surrounded by main roads from three sides and Leader of Opposition’s residence from the fourth side. But CM felt the need for CCTV only on the wall bordering his political adversary’s residence. Someone should tell him that these petty tricks will prove futile…Why self-proclaimed austere CM of a poor State has this obsession with luxury & grandeur? Has he got any morality to answer this?”
Though Tejashwi’s allotted residence has its front gate along Deshratna Marg, he has opened the gate on the rear entrance opening up on Circular Road, where his family stays at house number 10. Tejashwi divides his stay between the two houses.
Tejashwi also said that while Nitish and the police were well within their rights to ensure the security of the CM, they had “no right to peep into our bedrooms, the main entrance of the house, kitchen and residential office…”