Another Modi Lie Caught: This Time About How He Washed His Own Clothes
A 2017 Indian Express article reports the death of Chand Mohammad Dhobi who was Modi's washerman in the 1970s.
In his interview with Akshay Kumar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that he used to wash his own clothes till he became the Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001.
“Since the time I was very young… I would wash my clothes on my own… I had a jhola and carried most of my belongings in it. Long-sleeved kurtas were a hassle because they took up more space and they were more difficult to wash, so I would cut the sleeves,” Modi told Kumar.
WATCH | "I used to wash my clothes till the time I became Chief Minister": PM Modi tells Akshay Kumar
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However, and Indian Express report from two years ago contradicts this claim. The 2017 report is about the death of the washerman, Chand Mohammad Dhobi, who used to wash Modi’s clothes when the latter was an Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak and lived in Godhra in the 1970s.
Per the report, Dhobi washed Modi’s clothes for a decade. There is even a picture of Modi and Dhobi together. Dhobi died at the age of 76 at the SSG Hospital.
The IE report further adds that “Dhobi, who had suffered a cardiac arrest on Saturday and was rushed to Vadodara for treatment, had risen to fame in Godhra town in 2008, when as Chief Minister Modi had extended a special invitation to him to a public meeting.Modi had handed over a cheque of Rs 5 lakhs to Chand, who refused to take the money, instead, seeking a small plot of land to which Modi had instantly agreed and asked the district administration to process the same.”
You can read the full report here.