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Modi said the people who haggle do not hesitate to pay bills at restaurants.
He said people have a habit of bargaining for small amounts with vegetable sellers, small shopkeepers, auto-rickshaw drivers and in fact anyone who earns through sheer hard work.
"Two or five rupees do not make any difference, but has anyone thought how such petty habits hurt the poor?
"Have you ever wondered what a poor man goes through," Modi asked, adding that the poor were hurt when they feel their honesty was being questioned.