Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, the world has been talking about him. His foreign visits have often been a hot topic of discussion. Opposition parties criticise him for his foreign visits and say that his foreign visits are putting a financial burden on the country’s exchequer. But, you will be surprised to know that he has been bearing his own medical expenses ever since he assumed the top post.
This was revealed in a reply by the Prime Minister’s Office to an RTI application filed by a Pune-based RTI activist Prafful Sarda. The response states that there is no health expense spent on the Prime Minister Modi maintained by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
According to the reply, PM Modi has been bearing his medical bills without “a single rupee” from the exchequer. Notably, Members of Parliament and Ministers are provided with numerous facilities and amenities, but PM Modi isn’t among them.
“As per records available with this office, no expenditure has been incurred on the personal medical treatment of the PM, Shri Narendra Modi,” the RTI response said.
Activist Prafful Sarda said, “PM Modi ji did not only send out a strong message through Fit India movement but he is motivating 135 crore Indians to stay fit by setting an example himself.”
“The money of taxpayers is not being used for any personal work of PMO; this boosts our faith in governance. MPs and MLAs should also follow the same path by bearing their personal medical expenses on own if any,” he further said.