Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb has been in the headlines quite recently when he had said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brothers live an ordinary life to make a living. He revealed that one of the brothers drives an autorickshaw while another works as a grocer.
At a recently-concluded function in Agartala on Saturday to mark the 2nd anniversary of the Indian Army’s surgical strike inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Tripura chief minister Deb stressed on the fact that despite Narendra Modi served as the Prime Minister for four years and plied his trade as Gujarat chief minister for over 13 years, his family still lives the life of middle-class and his mother lives in a small house.
The CM said that people in the country should understand the situation and pray for Modi’s well-being. According to him, Modi is the best Prime Minister to have served the nation. “People should pray for his well-being. He doesn’t want anything from them. He never keeps his old mother at his official residence. Even his brother drives an auto and another one is a grocer. Is there any prime minister like him in other countries? Even his brothers are so humble,” he said.
“We should learn after seeing him that poverty is not a curse but poor thoughts are. I also came from a poor family. I might not be wealthy but not poor from the heart and that’s why people made me chief minister,” he said according to HT.