Rama Devi, the sitting BJP MP and the party candidate from Sheohar in Bihar, was booked on Saturday after local police recovered 4 lakh in cash from her hotel room at Motihari of East Champaran district, on Friday night. Ms. Devi is contesting against mahagathbandhan candidate Syed Faisal Ali (RJD).
Local police said an FIR was filed against Rama Devi at Chhatauni police station of East Champaran district. Ms. Devi has been staying in the hotel for long. “I’ve done nothing wrong…the money recovered was donations from people which happens during election time…I’ll provide details of the seized money to the authorities concerned in due course,” Ms. Devi told a local journalist in Motihari.
Ms. Devi is the wife of the late Brij Bihari Prasad, former RJD MLA and the minister for science and technology, in the previous RJD government. Rama Devi was elected from Sheohar in 2014 and is seeking re-election from the constituency.
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