PM on News Nation: Did Modi ever carry a wallet? Here is an interesting answer

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 May 2019, 09:58 PM
PM Modi said he never had anything to keep in the wallet and therefore never felt the need of keeping one. (Image Credit: News Nation))
PM Modi said he never had anything to keep in the wallet and therefore never felt the need of keeping one. (Image Credit: News Nation))

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known to lead a disciplined life and he has talked about it several times. However, Prime Minister Modi never spoke much about his disciplined life in day-to-day interactions. However, in a candid conversation with News Nation’s Deepak Chaurasia and Peenaz Tyagi, PM Modi talked about things that his fans and followers always wanted to know and one of the things that the prime minister spoke about was 'did he ever carry a wallet with him?'

PM Modi said he never had anything to keep in the wallet and therefore never felt the need of keeping one. "I didn't have money so there was no need to carry a wallet. If one carries a wallet, one should have something to keep in that wallet. In 2001, when I became an MLA, I used to get money. After that, I opened a bank account. Then the money started coming when I became CM and PM. Now, I just withdraw money for my monthly expense and give it to my staff to take care of these things. I never carry anything in my pockets," the prime minister said. 

PM Modi had once revealed that he has always been given money by his mother. He had also mentioned that even when he was the Chief Minister, he never relied on the government to finance his family. The prime minister also shared his childhood memories and said that always preferred to do things which are for the betterment of society. Therefore, he never thought about living a luxurious lifestyle. 

The prime minister also said that he never bought any item of luxury from his own money, and the only luxury he was involved in was watching movie and that too for free. 

"I have stayed disciplined in my entire life. If you call watching movies a luxury, you can say I have indulged in that. But all this was in my childhood. I used to watch movies for free. Because my best friend’s father would let us in a cinema hall. Dashrath’s father had a 'khomcha' outside a theatre and he would help us kids in watching the movies," he told News Nation.

First Published: Saturday, May 11, 2019 09:58 PM
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