Rabri Devi Refuses to Take Back Security Cover

Lalu-Rabri home in Patna.

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Patna: Following a day of high drama at the Lalu-Rabri residence over the reduction in their security detail, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ordered reinstatement of the security guards while asking the police Headquarters to explain what transpired their withdrawal in the first place.

As reported previously, Bihar police on Wednesday recalled 17 Bihar Military Police (BMP) on the ground that the family did not need them any longer since the head of the household, that is, party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, did not live there anymore since his conviction in a number of fodder scam cases.

This invited the wrath of the Yadav family members who, in protest, gave up all of their security cover while accusing the NDA government of trying to get all of them killed. In a sign of solidarity, all RJD legislators also returned their security details to the government.

Former Chief Minister of Bihar Mrs. Rabri Devi then wrote a scathing letter to Kumar demanding an explanation on why the security jawans were withdrawn from her home.

When Kumar heard about the incident, he immediately ordered return of the jawans at her residence on 10 Circular Road.

However, hoping to milk the incident for political purpose, Rabri Devi refused to take back the security saying until she received an explanation for why the security was withdrawn in the first place, a question already answered by the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Sanjiv Kumar Singhal who had earlier said that the withdrawn jawans were part of Lalu Prasad Yadav's security detail and since he was now making the Ranchi jail his home, he did not need cover in Patna.

"Until I get an explanation from the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister, I have no desire to take back the security. Till then, my people and the God will provide safety to me and my family," Mrs. Devi said.

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