Rs 355 Crores Spent In PM Modi Foreign Trips, Reveals RTI Reply

| June 28 , 2018 , 17:55 IST

Prime Minister Modi has cumulatively spent 165 days on 41 trips to over 50 countries at a cost of mammoth Rs. 355 crore in over 4 years of his government as per a reply from the Prime Minister’s Office to a Right To Information application filed by activist Bhimappa Gadad.

Though, he is not satisfied with PMO as they have not provided the information about domestic travels of the Prime Minister.

“A few years ago, I had applied for details of foreign visits by chief ministers of Karnataka. Recently, I was going through news reports wherein Prime Minister’s foreign visits were heavily criticized." Gadad was quoted by New Indian Express.

"I applied under RTI seeking details of PM’s foreign visits and I was really shocked to know the details, though, they have not provided the details of domestic visits and expenses for security provided during the visits. I did not ask for details of security measures. I just asked for the expenses, but they refused, saying the SPG security organisation, which takes care of PM security, is exempted from the purview of RTI,” he added.

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The highest amount of Rs 31, 25, 78, 000 was spent on his nine-day visit to France, Germany, and Canada between April 9 to April 15, 2015, and the least amount of Rs. 2, 45, 27, 465 was spent in trip to Bhutan on June 15 to June 16, 2014.