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"Political Vendetta", Says RJD As Rabri Devi Grilled In Corruption Case

The Bihar government on Tuesday withdrew the 32 Military Police jawans deputed at the residence of former chief minister Rabri Devi in Patna. Yadav is serving time in a Ranchi prison after getting convicted in four fodder scam cases and is now admitted to AIIMS in New Delhi for treatment. Some of you may know that it's the case that JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar cited for his party breaking away from the "mahagathbandhan", or "grand alliance" previous year, which in turn led to the exit of the RJD from the Bihar government.

RJD national vice-president Shivanand Tiwari said: "Nitish Kumar seems to have lost all discretion".

"Just now at the stroke of midnight, Nitish Kumar has called back 18 house guards deployed in the security of the two ex-CMs".

"Laluji is in jail and dying every day", she told ANI on Wednesday. His sugar level is rising. "How can I trust the government?" After the order reinstating the security was issued on Thursday, he said Nitish Kumar should clarify who issued the first order as he holds the home minister's portfolio in the state.

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Notably, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had on Tuesday questioned Rabri Devi at her residence in Patna in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in the 2006 Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) hotels maintenance contract case.

An anguished Rabri Devi, in her dramatic style, told media that the chief minister was conspiring to harm them, and that her husband's life was in danger.

The CBI FIR alleged that the RJD chief abused his official position as railway minister for giving undue favours to the private company and acquired a "high value premium land" through a benami firm Delight Marketing Company.

Hitting out at the Nitish Kumar government, Rabri's son and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav said that he and his brother were also giving up their security so that the state government stops indulging in "petty politics" and does some development work.