Thursday, February 11th, 2016

PM Modi’s wife Jashodaben files RTI , wants info about his passport

Narada Desk | February 11, 2016 1:55 pm Print


In a rather tricky news for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, His  wife Jashodaben has  now 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.

The plea was made after her application for passport was rejected in November 2015 on the ground she did not produce a marriage certificate or a joint affidavit to prove that she is married to Modi. “Jashodaben came to the office and filed an RTI application related to her passport.

According to her brother Ashok Modi, 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.
Khan said Jashodaben’s application was rejected in November 2015 for lack of supporting documents.

She was denied passport after she failed to submit her marriage certificate or a joint affidavit with her spouse. She wanted a passport to go abroad and meet relatives and friends of her family. Jashodaben was accompanied by her relative to RPO , reported the Times of India. “I have come for my personal work,” she said but did not elaborate.

“We will give a reply within the stipulated time frame of 30 days,” Regional passport officer Z A Khan said. Jashodaben had filed an RTI application seeking details of the security she was entitled to as wife of the prime minister just after Modi became PM. Jashodaben, a retired school teacher, lives with her brother Ashok Modi at Unjha town of Mehsana district.