This Indian prime minister took a loan of Rs 5000 from PNB to buy a car

New Delhi, Feb 21: An interesting tweet of Congressman Shashi Tharoor calls for an interesting story. Punjab National Bank is in the midst of a big tempest and is making headlines, for all wrong reasons of course.
Amidst this controversy surrounding PNB  Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has shared a picture on Twitter where he claims that former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri had taken a Rs 5,000 loan from the public sector bank to buy a Premier Padmini.

The anecdote adds that after Shastri unexpectedly died in Tashkent in 1966, the bank approached his wife Lalita Shastri to repay the loan, which she did using her family pension.

The car still stands outside their residence gently reminding people that there certainly were times when even the prime minster of the biggest democracy of the world and his family were so serious towards their commitments.