New Delhi, December 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took a coffee break at the iconic Indian Coffee House at Mall Road in Shimla. The Prime Minister was returning from oath taking ceremony of the new Bharatiya Janata Party government in Himachal Pradesh.
Remembering old days, Modi said the coffee tastes as good as it did 20 years ago. “In Shimla, relished coffee at the Indian Coffee House and reminisced old days. The coffee tastes as good as it did two decades ago, when I would frequent Himachal for party work,” Modi tweeted.
Modi spent more than 10 minutes outside the Coffee House and enjoyed a cup of coffee where hundreds of BJP workers and others were assembled. He often used to spend time at the Indian Coffee House when he was in the hill state for party-related work.
Modi, who was the BJP’s in-charge of Himachal Pradesh from 1994 and 2002, added in a lighter vein that he never paid for the coffee he had. His journalist friends used to foot the bill. “Sitting at the Indian Coffee House along with my journalist friends, I used to get an insight into the state’s political developments,” Modi had said at a rally.
Earlier in the day, Modi received a warm welcome in the state with people queueing up on the way to the ceremony venue to catch a glimpse of the Prime Minister. Chants of ‘Modi, Modi’ filled the air.
Jai Ram Thakur took oath as Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister in a ceremony attended by Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, senior leaders and chief ministers of party-ruled states. BJP won 44 seats in the 68-member House while Congress grabbed 22.