Bhopal: Prahlad Modi, the younger brother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked his community to prefix ‘Modi’ to their names, reports said.

“After coming here I am only hearing one thing, Narendra Modi is pride of India and of his community. But why we, the members of Teli Samaj (oil-makers’ community) are not ready to prefix Modi to our names,” Prahlad said.

Goddess Karma Devi was a Teli and “we are her children and we are Teli and Modis,” he added.

Prahlad was speaking at all-India meet of young men and women of the ‘Sahu’ community in Bhopal.

Talking about the leaders of his community, he said they use names of sub-castes such as Rathod, Sahu, Chauhan and Jaiswal, for their selfish motives.

Prahlad said if his community starts with prefix Modi, the population will add upto 14 crores across India.

“We should resolve today that henceforth our name would begin with Modi,” Prahlad said, adding “if we start with prefix Modi, I believe that our community’s population will add upto 14 crore” (across India).