Saturday , July 13 2024

Delhi: Pranabda took care of me like a father even while being the President: Modi

On the occasion of Father's Day, an old video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is being widely watched. This video is six years old and in it PM Modi is praising the then President Pranab Mukherjee by calling him his father.

Modi can also be heard saying how Pranab Mukherjee took care of him like a father after coming to Delhi. PM Modi further said that this was the biggest blessing of my life, by holding Pranab da's finger I got a great facility to adjust myself to the life of Delhi. I am the type of person who worries that things will not be completed soon. What will I do in the evening if I get bored soon? I have not met such a President Pranab Mukherjee even once when he did not take care of me like a father.

Gave guidance and advice like a father

PM Modi said that since Pranabda took over as President, I have met him many times. Whenever I met him, he always guided and advised me like a father. Pranabda takes such good care of me that he says that Modi Ji should rest for half a day. Why are you running so much, reduce some programs. Take care of your health.

Caring was not part of the President's responsibilities

Referring to Pranab da, PM Modi said that it is election time in UP. He used to tell me often that elections are won and lost, but one should also take care of one's body. The way Pranab da took care of me was not a part of the responsibility of the President's post. But he used to worry about his partner in the same way. I believe that his personality is a great inspiration for people like us.