Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Modi’s mother, wife watch swearing-in ceremony on TV

Modi's family Modi's mother watching swearing-in ceremony on TV       (AP photo)
Press Trust of India | Ahmedabad | Posted: May 27, 2014 4:46 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Hiraba could not control her tears while his wife expressed happiness as they watched on TV the swearing-in ceremony on Monday, unable to attend the event at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Due to her age and health reasons, Hiraba couldn’t not travel to Delhi and watched the live telecast on television at her younger son Pankaj Modi’s house in Gandhinagar along with Pankaj’s family and many other relatives. As soon as Modi came on the stage, they clapped and chanted Modi’s trademark dialogue ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’.

As Modi read out his oath, Hiraba’s and Pankaj’s eyes were full of tears.

Hiraba seemed unperturbed by scores of cameramen and reporters who had crowded the room to seek her reaction.

Later, the family members gave sweets to each other and lit fire crackers near their house.

In Mehsana, Modi’s wife Jashodaben too watched the live telecast on television and expressed happiness that her husband is now the Prime Minister of India. Modi’s hometown of Vadnagar in Mehsana too erupted in joy, as celebrations began as soon as the ceremony got over. Locals danced and people came out of their house to light fire crackers, as their ‘son of the soil’ took oath as Prime Minister.

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