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PM Modi Meets Pranab Mukherjee Ahead Of Second Term, Reserves High Praise For Former President's Knowledge And Insights

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Published:


  • PM Modi met with former President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday
  • The meeting comes two days ahead of PM Modi's swearing-in for his second term
  • Narendra Modi has reserved high praise for the former President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met with former President of India Pranab Mukherjee, two days ahead of being sworn-in once again for his second term.

Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister posted photos including one where the former President and union minister is feeding him what is most certainly a sweet with his own hand. 

In his tweet the Prime Minister also posted about how meeting Pranab Mukherjee is always an enriching experience.:

"His knowledge and insights are unparalleled. He is a statesman who has made an indelible contribution to our nation."

PM Modi and former President Pranab Mukherjee have always talked about sharing a warm relationship, with the former crediting the latter for help and counsel when he had first moved to New Delhi after assuming the Prime Minister's post, and the Modi government also just a few months earlier bestowing the Bharat Ratna on the senior Congress leader.

PM Modi has met a number of senior statesmen of Indian politics since the election results on May 23. On the day after the results, he had met with BJP veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.

He had met President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan when he went to stake his claim to form a government following the NDA parliamentary party unanimously declaring him their Prime Ministerial candidate:

He had met Vice President Venkaiah Naidu the subsequent day:

Finally, in a heartwarming moment, he had travelled to Gandhinagar to meet his mother and seek her blessings:

Narendra Modi is all set to take oath as Prime Minister again on May 30, with thousands of dignitaries, including the heads of the BIMSTEC states set to attend.