Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took to Instagram and posted pictures of a meeting with a "very special friend", who visited him in the Parliament. In the post, PM Modi shared two pictures where he can be seen holding a toddler and playing with him in his office.
In the first picture, the little baby can be seen sitting comfortably in PM Modi's lap and playing with some props. In the other picture, the baby can be seen gleaming at the sight of chocolates placed on the Prime Minister's desk.
"A very special friend came to meet me in Parliament today," PM Modi wrote in his Instagram post, which has now gained over 2.9 million likes. The pictures went viral on social media, generating much curiosity about who the "very special friend" was.
Amid speculations over the identity of the toddler, news agency ANI cleared the air revealing that the child PM Modi can be seen playing with is the grand-daughter of BJP MP Satyanarayan Jatiya who visited the Parliament along with his family on Tuesday.
PM Modi's affection for children is a well-known fact. In another video shared by PM Modi in February, he was seen riding the Delhi Metro to reach ISKCON temple. In the video shot in the metro train which went viral on social media, PM Modi was seen adorably pulling an ear of a boy sitting beside him. The Prime Minister was also seen interacting with routine commuters onboard the metro.