New Delhi । In an apolitical conversation with Actor Akshay Kumar Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he is strict but he doesn’t believe in humiliating others.
Modi said, ‘I encourage people. I lend them a helping hand. I learn and also teach. I make a team. There may be anger inside me but I don’t express it,”
To Kumar’s question whether he had donated the entire amount he got as salary during his tenure as Gujarat Chief Minister before he moved to Delhi, Modi said, “This is not the complete truth. I wanted to do so, but on the advice of some officials under me, I only contributed Rs 21 lakh. I asked the officials to spend the money on the education of the children of junior employees in the Secretariat.”
Asked if he ever felt angry, Modi said that if he says he doesn’t, people would be surprised.
“Anger is a part of life of every human being. When I was about 18-20 years old, I was told that bad habits are hurdles in personal growth. My anger was one such bad habit. I was a Chief Minister for a long time. Now I am the Prime Minister, but there was not a single occasion when I got angry on anyone.
Asked if he does not want to live with his family, Modi said he left his home at a very young age and so his life totally detached with his family.
Modi also rubbished his “strict image”.
“If anybody says that I force people to work, he hasn’t fully understood me. It is true that people connected with me have to work more, but I never force anyone. I develop a work culture because I also work very hard,” he said.
At the mention of mangoes, Modi got nostalgic and told the actor about how much he enjoyed the fruit as a child. But as the Prime Minister now, he said, he had to keep a tab on his diet.
The PM also spoke to Akshay Kumar about his daily routine, his responsibilities and his sleep schedule.