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Modi's wife seeks marriage-related documents

  • Published at 05:43 am February 11th, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben has filed an RTI application with Regional Passport Office (RPO) seeking details about the marriage- related documents Modi had submitted to get his passport when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat.

"Jashodaben came to the office today [Thursday] and filed an RTI application related to her passport. We will give her reply in due course," said Regional Passport Officer ZA Khan.

The PM's wife went to the RPO in an autorickshaw accompanied by her brother Ashok Modi and another relative.

"I have come for my personal work," she said after submitting the application.

The plea was made after her application for passport was rejected in November last year on the ground she did not produce a marriage certificate or a joint affidavit to prove that she is married to Modi.

Her brother Ashok said that Jashodaben filed the RTI application to know about the marriage-related documents that Modi had submitted when he applied for his own passport during his tenure as Gujarat CM.

Earlier, she had applied under the RTI Act seeking details of her security and order of the government to provide her security.

The officials had, however, had refused to give the information saying the matter pertained to the security which is not disclosed under the RTI.

After he became the Prime Minister following a landslide victory in the national polls, Jashodaben was given security cover with four police constables posted her residence. She is a retired school teacher and lives with her brother Ashok Modi in a village in North Gujarat.

In his election affidavit filed in 2014 during the parliamentary polls, Modi had mentioned Jashodaben's name as his spouse.