We all are aware of PM Modi’s foreign visits and time and again he has been criticised for spending a significant part of the exchequers’ money on these visits. But latest reports suggest that cost-cutting is apparently his topmost priority. In his recent statement to the Lok Sabha, Home Minister Amit Shah said that PM Modi opts to rest and take a bath at airport terminals instead of staying in luxury five star hotels during technical halts.
Revealing Modi’s airport habits, Amit Shah said that Prime Minister opts to take rest at airport terminals even though he is entitled to staying in luxury five star hotels overnight. Besides, he has also started the practice of taking less than 20 per cent staff during his foreign visits, reported ANI.
In his reply to the debate on the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Shah said that security cover of SPG has been misused or its norms have been violated on several occasions by the Gandhi family but Modi, who has been provided state security for the past 20 years, has never violated the security blue book. “For some, security cover has been a status symbol. For some, security has become a trivial issue where norms are violated at will. But let’s follow the example of Modiji who adheres to the security norms and protocols,” the Home Minister said.
Shah said the security of three Congress leaders have not been withdrawn but changed to ‘Z-plus’ with the ambulance. He said that the security cover has in fact been increased for the Gandhi family. He also said that security cover has been provided to members of all political parties based on individual case based threat analysis.