The opposition party also took a dig at PM Modi over attending a convention to celebrate 10 years of the RTI Act, wondering whether 'imminent defeat' of BJP in poll-bound Bihar forced him to cancel rallies and participate in the event.
    
The Prime Minister's wife herself had sought, under the RTI Act, details of official orders under which she had been provided security cover but the information was not provided by the PMO, Congress spokesperson Rita Bahuguna Joshi said. In November 2014, Jashodaben had filed an RTI application with Mehsana police seeking clarity on the security cover given to her, and wanted to know about her entitlements.
    
Jashodaben sought certified copies of orders passed by the government with regard to her security. She also demanded information about laws and related provisions in Constitution about security cover given to the wife of Prime Minister.

Jashodaben lives with her brother Ashok Modi at Unjha town of Mehsana district. After PM Modi was sworn-in as Prime Minister on May 26 last year, she has been given security by Mehsana police.
    
On Modi attending the event, Joshi said at the AICC briefing, "Is it that the imminent defeat of the BJP in Bihar, forced him to cancel his rallies - to shield himself from the blame of loss - and attend the RTI Convention?" She also sought to know whether the PM cancelled his rallies and attended the function owing to a 'change of heart' because of Congress exhortation a few days ago.

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