PM Modi said he never thought about living a luxurious lifestyle. (Image Credit: News Nation)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an exclusive interview to News Nation’s Deepak Chaurasia and Peenaz Tyagi spoke about a wide-ranging variety of issues. Apart from talking about his political life, the prime minister talked about his likes and life in general. He even spoke about luxuries he had in his life but Prime Minister Modi stressed that every individual defines luxury in his own way. The prime minister said that he led a disciplined life and always preferred to do things which are for the betterment of society. Therefore, he never thought about living a luxurious lifestyle. When asked about whether he ever bought any item of luxury from his own money, the prime minister said if watching movie is considered to be a luxury, then he definitely indulged in it and that too during his childhood.
"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.
When asked whether he ever carried a wallet with him, PM Modi said he never had anything to keep in a wallet and therefore never felt a need of keeping one.
"Earlier, 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 Chief Minister 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 during the interview.