PM Narendra Modi’s foreign trips in 4 years have cost the Indian taxpayers more than you would ever imagine. According to ET report, Prime Minister had travelled 84 countries around the world since 2014 and cost us a whopping ₹2,010 crore.
The report went on to state that PM’s trips around the world cost roughly $280 million, while the government spent around $640 million on promoting Modi’s flagship projects as well as achievements.
Ever since taking charge at the office, PM Modi has met global leaders such as U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe not just once but multiple times. The meeting was to promote India’s influence in global affairs and strengthen its strategic interests.
PM Modi’s trips, including an informal summit with President Xi Jinping in the Chinese city of Wuhan, are acknowledged as diplomatic successes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a visit to three Africa countries – Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa had already gifted 200 cows to the villagers in Africa’s Rwanda. The cows were handed over as a part of the African Govt’s initiative known as Girinka, wherein a cow was given to each family.
PTI had earlier reported that according to government data, a sum of Rs 1088.42 crore was spent on maintenance of the PM’s aircraft including Rs 387.26 crore on chartered flights between June 15, 2014, and June 10, 2018. The total expenditure on hotline facilities was estimated at Rs 9.12 crore, excluding foreign visits in 2017-18 and 2018-19.