PM Narendra Modi’s brother protests demanding escort vehicle on Jaipur-Ajmer national highway

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brother Prahlad Damodardas Modi on Tuesday sat on a dharna (protest) at a police station after he accused police of denying him adequate security.

Prahlad Modi arrived in Jaipur from Udaipur on Tuesday evening claimed that he was not given a separate vehicle for policemen escorting him. In protest, he sat in front of Bagru police station on the Jaipur-Ajmer National Highway. Bagru is 30 km from Jaipur city.

Prahlad Modi speaking to media personnels said, “Wherever I go, the state government provides me with an escort vehicle, but it seems that the Jaipur Police Commissioner has issues with Prime Minister Modi or me. He refused to provide an escort vehicle.”

He said that police commissioner deputed only two policemen but asked them to travel in his car.

“I had no space in the car in which my family was also travelling. All I asked them was arrangement for travel of the two personal security officers (PSOs) accompanying me,” Modi added.

The Jaipur Police Commissioner Anand Srivastava speaking over the issue said two PSOs were waiting for him at Bagru police station. Under the rules, they are supposed to sit in the protectee’s vehicle. Once the order was shown to Narendra Modi’s brother Prahlad Modi only then was he convinced addec the police chief.

Source : Various