She said this on the occasion of B R Ambedkar’s birth anniversary.
“Our PM has faced poverty from his childhood, he used to assist his family in selling tea at the railway station, he doesn’t need to go anywhere (like that leader) for showoff. He can very well understand what poverty means for poor,” she told a gathering at Modi’s newly-adopted village Nagepur under the ‘Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana’.
The Union HRD minister also congratulated the prime minister for his efforts that led the UN to observe the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar for the first time.
Irani also dedicated a digitalised Anganwadi centre cum Nand ghar and unveiled Ambedkar’s statue in the village on the occasion.