Addressing the nation on India’s 68th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called himself not as a ‘pradhan mantri’ (PM) but a ‘pradhan sewak’ (prime servant).
The RTI query had sought information on how many sick and casual leaves were availed by prime ministers in the past 10 years, and the PMO replied for Narendra Modi.
In another RTI query reply, the PMO said Modi himself manages his personal Twitter and Facebook accounts. But when it comes to the PM’s official social media accounts, his office says those are managed by the PMO.
The PMO did not give any reply to a question on who helps the PM send tweets in foreign languages such as Japanese, Hebrew, Mandarin, Russian and Korean.
On other queries related to expenses, this time on liquefied petroleum gas cylinders, vegetable and spices, the PMO said “kitchen expenses of the PM are personal in nature and not incurred on government account”.