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Rabri defends RJD MLAs on Gavai

The leader of the opposition Rabri Devi reasserted that no one from her party (RJD) had made any disrespectful comment against him.

patna Updated: Feb 25, 2008 19:04 IST

Contending Bihar Governor RS Gavai's claims of being heckled by RJD legislators in her presence, the leader of the opposition Rabri Devi on Monday reasserted that no one from her party (RJD) had made any disrespectful comment against him.

"No RJD member heckled the governor whom we treat as our respected guardian. We know traditions and decency", she said reacting to Gavai's purported statement that she was present in the Assembly and did not intervene when opposition legislators heckled him.

Rabri said, "Opposition members were shouting slogans against the Bihar government and chief minister Nitish Kumar and some RJD MLAs raised the issue of attacks on Biharis, but none heckled the governor."

"If the governor has any substantial evidence of having been targeted by RJD legislators for being a Maharashtrian, we will look into it as there is nothing in reference to the allegation against RJD members on record", she said suggested to get the recorded proceedings of the house that day scanned.

"We are shocked to go through reports that appeared in a section of press that RJD MLAs had shouted asking Gavai to leave in the wake of violent incidents in Maharashtra", she said.

"Rabri Devi was sitting in the house.... She did not not utter a single word," Gavai, according to reports, was said to have told a Marathi news channel yesterday after some opposition members reportedly tried to disrupt his address.