First an MP and then a PM, so Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is also an MP, decided to do it in a commoner ‘MP’ way on Monday when he walked into the canteen in Room No. 70 on the first floor.
Modi causally walked in to the canteen giving a surprise to the canteen staff, who quickly guided him to a table with three MPs includeing Bihar’s Chhedi Paswan. When asked for an order, Modi reportedly told them that he would have whatever was there for lunch.
After taking some water, Modi had salad first and then ate the veg thali of sarson ka saag, aloo subji, rajma, rice, roti and curd. Later, he reportedly paid Rs.29 for the meal.
In a visitors’ entry, he wrote: “Annadata sukheebhava“, which means prosperity to the food-giver.
It was a surprise for about 25 MPs who were present at the time in the canteen but the PM has mingled with them without any aura, they reportedly told the mediamen, who missed the scene.
Perhaps, Modi is taking a leaf of lesson from Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on how to be a commoner within the powerful group of MPs.