A video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi declining a sprawling sofa and opting to sit on a chair along with others at an event in Russia is going viral. The video was posted by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal who hailed it as yet another example of PM Modi's simplicity.
The video shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by officials at the photo session during his two-day visit to Russia. He is guided to a sprawling sofa kept specially for him with chair beside and behind it. The Prime Minister seems to tell officials that he would prefer to sit like the other on chair. Following this, the officials replace the sofa with another simple chair. Modi then takes his place for the picture.
Railways Minister Piyush Goyal posted the video of the incident, "PM Narendra Modi's simplicity was seen today as he got the special arrangement for him removed and opted to sit on a chair along with others in Russia."
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The video is being shared on social media with many hailing Modi's gesture.
Simple, yet elegant. Speaks highly of both of you gentleman -Honorable PM and Honorable Minister for demonstrating the same and for educating us.— ThirunarayanLokanath (@Thiru79152337) September 6, 2019
ek hi toh dil hai modiji, kitni baar jeetoge...— Maddy (@BACK_BencherGuy) September 5, 2019
Something which made me Proud again today . Our PM #Modi ji during a photo session after the summit refused to sit on Special Sofa brought for him and told fellows to bring normal chair like rest .He said I am like you only— MEGHDOOT 2.0 (@meghdootindia) September 5, 2019
Salute sir ,you reminded me of Kalam sir pic.twitter.com/JSEhgEfoBs
A Separate Sofa Was Kept— NSA Ajit Doval (@iNSAAjitDoval) September 5, 2019
For PM Modi For Photo Session
But PM Modi Said That
Why Is My Chair Different ???
I Am A Simple Man Just Like You
After That Sofa Was Removed
And PM Modi Sat On The Chair pic.twitter.com/HKbt1o2XsX
PM Modi arrived back in New Delhi on early Friday morning after a two-day visit to Russia. During the visit PM Modi took part in the fifth Eastern Economic Forum and led talks in the 20th India-Russia annual bilateral summit in Vladivostok.