PM Modi prefers to stay at the airport, not hotel during foreign transits: Amit Shah
New Delhi : In a bid to cut cost of travel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi prefers to stay at the airport and not five star hotels during the transit time of his foreign travels, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his speech at the Lok Sabha.
"In his personal and public life, PM Modi has followed a very disciplined regimen. For instance whenever PM Modi goes on state visit abroad, he takes less than 20 per cent staff with him. Similarly for the official delegation, he has discouraged using a large number of cars. Earlier officials were using separate cars.... now they use a bus or a large vehicle," he said.
Talking about the SPG cover and its amendments, Amit Shah claimed that the security cover of SPG has been misused by the prior governments. It should be provided to the Prime Minister of India and his family members only.
"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.