Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an interview with Akshay Kumar through ANI news agency said that he used to wash his own clothes until he became Gujarat chief minister.
In an interaction with Kumar, PM Modi said that it was in his nature to look presentable and live properly.
“Until I became Gujarat CM, I used to wash my own clothes. It was in my nature to live properly,” PM Modi said.
When asked about his dressing sense especially preferring to wear half-sleeved kurtas, PM Modi said that it was to make it easier for him to wash them.
“I realised that if my kurtas had longer sleeves, it would only mean I had to wash them thoroughly. They would also take up space in my suitcase. So I would shorten them myself by cutting them,” PM Modi said.
PM Modi also recalled that his need to look presentable came from an inferiority complex he experienced in his life because of poverty. He said he used to iron his clothes using hot coal in an utensil as he did not have an iron.
“Because of poverty, I used to feel inferior sometimes while being among people. So, to overcome that, I used to iron my clothes by putting hot coal in a utensil to iron my clothes. So that I would look proper,” PM Modi said.
However, PM Narendra Modi is caught lying here when he said “he used to wash his own clothes until he became Gujarat CM in 2001.”
As per an Indian Express report dated October 23, 2017, Prime Minister’s personal washerman, 76-year-old Chand Mohammad Dhobi breathed his last at the SSG hospital, across the road from Navlakhi ground where Modi was addressing a rally. Dhobi was a resident of Godhra, and was Modi’s laundry man for a decade in 1970s. This is when Modi lived in Godhra as an RSS pracharak.
The report read that Dhobi, who had suffered a cardiac arrest was rushed to Vadodara for treatment, had risen to fame in Godhra town in 2008, when as Chief Minister Modi had extended a special invitation to him to a public meeting. Modi had handed over a cheque of Rs 5 lakhs to Chand, who had refused to take the money and instead, requested a small plot of land to which Modi had instantly agreed and asked the district administration to process the same.
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In his latest interview with the Bollywood actor, PM Modi also revealed that he did not have shoes when he was a child. His uncle bought him a pair of white canvas shoes.
“I did not have shoes. My uncle came home one day and I he bought me canvas white shoes.”
PM Modi also said that he used to clean his shoes using the discarded chalk in his classroom.
“The shoes were white and got dirty within days. So, I used to clean my shoes with the chalk in the classroom every morning,” PM Modi said.
This got Modi and his Chowkidars trolled as ‘CHALK’idars on social media: