Prime Minister Narendra Modi's estranged wife, Jashodaben, has filed an RTI application asking for an explanation of the sort of security that she gets from the government.
After Mr Modi was elected in May, Jashodaben was given round-the-clock security; she is protected by 10 commandos, five per shift, provided by the Gujarat government. (Also Read: If He Calls Me Once, I Will Go With Him, Says Narendra Modi's Wife)
In her three-page application, Jashoda Chiman Modi, a retired school teacher who lives in Brahmanwada village in Unjha, Mehsana district, has said, "I am the wife of the Prime Minister and as per protocol, I seek details on what other facilities other than security cover I am entitled to...I should be provided a certified copy of the order under which security is provided to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's family members, brothers, sisters and me."
She has also stated, "I travel by public transport while my security personnel travel in official vehicles."
Her application states, "Given that former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her security guards, I am frightened by the presence of the security cover. So kindly provide me all details about the security personnel provided to me."
Jashodaben told a newspaper in February this year that Mr Modi left her after three years, during which they spent some three months together; she said they parted amicably.