(Image source from: Swarajya)
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was on a two-day visit to Vladivostok to attend the Eastern Economic Forum on Thursday, declined to sit on a sofa kept specially for him at a photo session and instead chose to sit on a chair along with others.
In a video posted by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, Modi was seen opting for the chair over the sofa when officials were welcoming him at the photo session. Following this, the officials replaced the comfortable sofa with a simple chair and he took his place for the picture.
“PM Narendra Modi’s simplicity was seen today as he got the special arrangement for him removed and opted to sit on a chair along with others in Russia,” Goyal tweeted along with the video.
PM @NarendraModi जी की सरलता का उदाहरण आज पुनः देखने को मिला, उन्होंने रूस में अपने लिए की गई विशेष व्यवस्था को हटवा कर अन्य लोगों के साथ सामान्य कुर्सी पर बैठने की इच्छा जाहिर की। pic.twitter.com/6Rn7eHid6N— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) September 5, 2019
The video, in no time, went viral along with Twitterati hailing Modi’s gesture.
“Modiji’s simplicity makes him the most respected n powerful leader in the world fraternity. The conviction, clarity with which he talks n conveys his message. He knows what’s best 4 the nation. He’s soft 4 good people but very hard 4 those who try to harm the nation. He’s truly our PM,” a user tweeted.
Modi arrived back in New Delhi from Russia on early Friday morning.
By Sowmya Sangam