RAILWAY MINISTER Lalu Prasad Yadav said here on Saturday that no one was above the rules. However, in the name of checking none should try to harass the innocent passengers.
The Railway Minister was speaking about Union Coal Minister Shibu Soren’s wife who was travelling on the coupons issued in the name of her husband.
Last week, Soren’s wife was caught at the Kanpur Central Railway station when she was travelling on the tickets issued in the name of his husband. She was in the AC first class compartment of the Howrah -Rajdhani Express and the railway squad of Kanpur Central realised the fine from her.
Talking to newsmen at Kanpur Central railway station, Lalu said, “Everyone is equal in the eyes of law. Realising of fine from Sibu Soren’s wife can also be justified but the misbehavior with her was unwarranted.”
Exposing the issue before the media was also against ethics, the Railway Minister said.
The issue could have been sorted out after realising fine from the minister’s wife but railway officials unnecessary kicked up a controversy, Lalu said.
He said sated that due to load on trains, Udyog Nagri Express from Kanpur to Mumbai could not be run daily.
Union Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal welcomed Lalu Yadav at the railway station.