New Delhi: Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb who is infamous for his controversial and strange statements has now claimed that one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brothers drives an auto-rickshaw while another is a grocer. Showering praise on the Prime Minister on the occasion of  ‘Parakram Parv’ — marking the second anniversary of the surgical strike, Deb in Bengali reportedly said,”He [Modi] has been the Prime Minister for four years but his mother still resides in 10X12 house.”

“Before becoming the Prime Minister of India, he was a chief minister for 13 years, but still one of his brothers runs a grocery store while another drives an auto, ” Deb reportedly said in Agartala.

Furthermore he added that he too belongs to a poor family. “I also came from a poor family. I might not be wealthy but not poor from heart and that’s why people made me chief minister,” said Deb.

Two years ago, a photograph of an auto-driver having facial similarities with the Prime Minister went viral on social media, Netizens had claimed that he was the PM’s brother. However, their claims turned false as the auto-driver has no connection with the Prime Minister. Last month Deb was trolled for saying “when ducks swim, they recycle water automatically and fish get more oxygen.”