The Modi effect: autorickshaw driver offers 1-rupee rides
Special fare to celebrate third anniversary of prime minister's victory
An autorickshaw driver is offering rides for just one rupee to celebrate the third anniversary of Narendra Modi’s BJP government.
Mangalore Modi admirer S Satish Prabhu said he will be offering passengers the special discount for travel up to five kilometers for four days starting on May 26.
The 44-year-old placed a poster on the rear of his vehicle announcing: “On the occasion of the fourth year of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government, the autorickshaw fare has been reduced to Re1 for up to 5km.”
However, this is not the first time he has expressed his love for Modi; he celebrated the prime minister’s victory in 2014 by slashing his fares.
The Times of India quoted him as saying, “Modi has been doing a lot of good work across the country. I thought I should thank him for that and I chose to do that by slashing fares for commuters. The one-rupee ride will help commuters, especially the middle class, save some money.”