30 November, 2020

"I’Ll Do What He Tells Me To Do"

FOR someone who has rarely shared the limelight with her publicity-crazy husband, the July 25 happenings must have been an ordeal.

"I’Ll Do What He Tells Me To Do"
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FOR someone who has rarely shared the limelight with her publicity-crazy husband, the July 25 happenings must have been an ordeal. As Rabri Devi sheepishly smiled to the clicking cameras, goaded on relentlessly by her husband, and barely managed to whisper, "I am very happy to become chief minister," she looked at a loss. Finally, she told a pack of journalists: "I’ll do what he tells me to do." Earlier, she stumbled while taking the oath and rushed to talk to Laloo as soon as she finished even as the national anthem was being played. Laloo had to shout at her to stop.

More content with performing her daily chores and looking after her nine children, Rabri Devi is a political greenhorn like no other. Only, Laloo deemed otherwise. So there she was, a 38-year-old housewife born to a Gopalganj milkman, who barely finshed primary school, parrying questions on politically volatile Bihar. What will be your first priority? As Laloo egged her on, she replied: "I will look at women’s issues." Those who know her say her interest...

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