Our correspondent says that they repeatedly pointed out to the ticket inspector from East Central Railways that they had been put on the train personally by the station master at Haripur.
They said that there was "no need" for them to carry tickets.
Shiv Prasad Choudhary and his wife are the parents of former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, who is the wife of Mr Prasad.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
I am a little bit shocked not at this story but at how unsurprising I am on reading it. I have seen this happen in person where other "friends" (read: entourage) of politicians have traveled on trains without tickets and all that a Train Conductor could do was to watch. This quote is gold: