PM Modi takes blessings from mother Hiraba in Gandhinagar on his birthday

Narendra Modi will be spending his birthday in his home state of Gujarat

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 17, 2016 6:20 pm
narendra modi, narendra modi birthday, modi birthday, modi 66th birthday, modi meets mother, modi meets hiraba, modi mother, modi birthday today Narendra Modi with his mother Hiraba at his brother’s residence in Gujarat. (Photo: ANI)

Marking the beginning of his 66th birthday today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother Hiraba in Gandhinagar. He sought her blessings before sitting down and talking to her. He will be spending the rest of the day in Gujarat where several programmes have been planned.

The Prime Minister is scheduled to visit the tribal district of Dahod to inaugurate various irrigation projects.

PM Modi was given a grand reception in Ahmedabad as he landed at the airport Friday night, on the eve of his birthday. This is the PM’s third visit in recent times to Gujarat, where Assembly elections are due next year.

narendra modi, narendra modi birthday, modi birthday, modi 66th birthday, modi meets mother, modi meets hiraba, modi mother, modi birthday today Lamps lit in Navsari, Gujarat on the occasion of PM’s birthday. (Photo: ANI)

BJP is facing a challenge in Gujarat ahead of next year’s  polls in the aftermath of Patel quota agitation and the protests of Dalit community after the Una atrocity incident.

Watch PM Modi Meet his Mother in Gujarat

Last month Modi visited his home state twice — to condole the death of Sawminarayan sect’s leader Pramukhswami Maharaj and later to inaugurate an irrigation scheme in Saruashtra region. This is his third visit to Gujarat in recent times.