Modi receives gift worth Rs 3.11 Lakh, reveals RTI

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received 65 gifts worth Rs. 3.11 lakh during his foreign visits in the past ten months since assuming charge last year, an RTI query revealed.

On February 19, PM Modi received gold and diamond studded cufflinks, valued at Rs. 75,000, by a host country. The PM was also twice given tea-sets and books as gifts. He also was presented a statue of Lord Buddha, whose messages he has invoked in several of his speeches abroad, said Foreign Ministry in response to an RTI query.

The gift items received by the Prime Minister also included porcelain dishes, replica of temples, paintings, carpets, photographs, ornaments among others.

The government also said that former prime minister Manmohan Singh had from 2010 to June 2013 received gifts worth Rs. 83.72 lakh during foreign tours.