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PMO refuses Odisha student’s query on Modi’s wardrobe

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 18:

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has turned down an Odisha student’s RTI query on the cost incurred on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wardrobe stating that the information sought is not a matter of record in the PMO.

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The applicant, Rohit Kumar, is a third year Law student of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KiiT) University in Odisha capital.

In his query, Rohit had sought information on the designer of PM’s wardrobe for foreign tours and expenses thereon. He had also wanted to know whether the expenses incurred on PM’s wardrobe were met out of government treasury.

Replying to the query under the Right to Information Act, the PMO said the information sought was not a matter of records of this office and no records are available with regard to the matter.

“It is your contention that the expenses on the Prime Minister’s wardrobe were met by the government, then the information sought might be held as part of government records. It is noted that the CPIO (Central Public Information Officer), PMO has clearly stated that no records are available,” the reply said.

“Given that where no records are available and existing with regard to the matter in hand in office, to contend that PMO should provide the information is not correct,” it said.

Rohit Kumar said the same stand was taken by the First Appellate Authority when he decided to appeal against the reply.

“My argument is that if the expenditure incurred on prime minister’s wardrobe is met out of the government’s treasury, then it must be the part of record since no government’s official should be permitted to dissipate the exchequer’s money without keeping proper records of it. It is mandatory to keep the records of the exchequer’s money,” he said.

“I had further asked how much money was paid to Troy Costa, a Mumbai-based cloth designer, for designing the clothes of Narendra Modi for his American tour. The PMO refused to provide any Information on this too. It is highly improbable that Troy Costa was paid for designing the clothes of the PM out of the PM’s own pocket. If it was so, the PMO should have mentioned it in the response to my RTI query, which it did not. If he was not paid out of the PM’s own pocket, then it must be the part of the government’s records since no one is authorized to squander the exchequer’s money,” he added.

It may be recalled that the PMO had declined to answer an RTI query of Rohit Kumar in April this year seeking information on the list of appointments with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the grounds that it would be detrimental to the country’s security and integrity.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Dr Jairam Tagodia • 3 minutes ago

    OUR FASHION CONSCIOUS Prime Minister must NOT SPEND TOO MUCH MONEY ON HIS CLOTHES . His suite was 3.4 crore NOT EVEN MR Obama, or ANY World Leaders has spent so much on Clothes. Our Beloved Father of the Nation. THE MAHATAMA GANDHIJI only wore a Dothi and Nothing else. He was the PEOPLE Beloved LEADER.
    Modiji says he is is RSS followers TRUE Follower. HE MUST WEAR THE KAKHI CHADDI like all Great RSS leaders. WE WANT TO SEE PM MODIJI WEAR CHADDI ON REPUBLIC PARADE IN DELHI.

    HIS FASHION BILLS AND HIS AIR TRAVEL BILLS WILL AT THE END OF HIS FIVE YEAR TERM WILL RUN INTO BILLIONS OF RUPEES. WITH THE SAME MONEY WE COULD BUY THE BULLET TRAIN FOR GUJURAT.

    HE WILL BY THE END OF FIVE YEARS WOULD HAVE VISITED EVERY SINGLE NATION ON THIS PLANET and COLLECTED GIFTS FROM ALL THE NATIONS
    .
    HE WOULD BE THE ONLY PM WHO HARDLY BEEN IN PARLIAMENT IN 5YEARS.
    HE IS VERY GOOD IN MAKING UP NEW or LAUNCHING NEW PROGRAMS EVERY WEEK AND FORGET IT THE NEXT FOLLOWING WEEK.
    HE WILL BE REMEMBERED HAS PM WHO REALLY DID PERFORM WELL.
    PLEASE DO NOT WASTE OUR NATION WEALTH ON FALTU SPEECHES AND PROGRAMS.
    WHEN HE VISIT UK HE SHOULD ASK QUEEN FOR THE KOHINOOR DIAMOND BACK AND HE SHOULD STAR WEARING A CROWN LIKE THE QUEEN . HE COULD CALL HIMSELF KING OF INDYA

    Long live RSS.

  2. THE PMO OFFICE IS TIME BOUND TO REPLY TO THE RTI QUESTION. THE office should not brush aside the RTI question. THE PMO is scared it will become a laughing stock if the people of india come to know the true expenses .
    THE MOTTO FOR THE PM . SIMPLE LIVING AND HIGH THINKING. WAS Mahatama Gandhi Motto.
    HE WAS AND STILL OUT GREATEST LEADER

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