PM thanks Sharif for sending sari for mother

Modi tweeted his thank note on his Twitter handle.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: June 5, 2014 6:06 pm
This is not the first time Modi has spoken about Sharif on his Twitter handle. This is not the first time Modi has spoken about Sharif on his Twitter handle.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday thanked his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif for sending a sari for his mother.

“Nawaz Sharif ji has sent a wonderful white Sari for my Mother. I am really grateful to him & will send it to my Mother very soon,” Modi tweeted.

This is not the first time Modi has spoken about Sharif on his Twitter handle.

Immediately after being sworn-in on May 26, Modi took to Twitter to let others know about his informal conversation with his Pakistani counterpart. As per the tweets, at that
time, the two had “emotional” conversations.

Sharif, Modi tweeted, was touched by visuals of his mother offering him sweets.

“The visuals touched both Nawaz Sharifji and his mother.

He (Sharif) told me after seeing the visuals, his mother got very emotional,” Modi tweeted.

Sharif, according to Modi’s tweets, visits his mother once a week.

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    Varun Lohiar
    Jun 6, 2014 at 8:43 am
    BJP and RSS are not in power in UP and Bihar mainly because of caste politics. The Mandir-Mandal relationship seemed to have settled with Mandal's victory over Mandir. But 2014 results show, the scenario is change now. How, why and when does religion or caste become more important for voters?
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    Varun Lohiar
    Jun 6, 2014 at 8:43 am
    Is there any relationship between Hindutva, secularism, minority rights and development, economic growth, prosperity? Plan A for Narendra Modi is to succeed on the economic front, and if that does not work then emphasising on Hindutva politics may be an important Plan B.
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    Varun Lohiar
    Jun 6, 2014 at 8:43 am
    It's more a plank the BJP uses when it wants to conquer difficult seats or fears electoral defeat – like in Gujarat in 2002.Some said that after 2002, the era of large-scale communal violence is over. But am in 2012 and Muzaffarnagar in 2013 seem to be disproving that. The BJP has openly used the violence in Muzaffarnagar for electoral gains.
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    Varun Lohiar
    Jun 6, 2014 at 8:43 am
    People migrate to the city or the city comes to them. They find a job in a factory and become part of a different world. During the last Gujarat state elections in 2012, Kolis, who are OBCs, voted for the Congress in the countryside and the BJP in urban consuencies.
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    Varun Lohiar
    Jun 6, 2014 at 8:43 am
    Quota politics is exhausted at 49% reservations. The Supreme Court will allow no more. There is also an erosion of caste politics because there is an increasing role of cl. Especially where industrialization and urbanization are making progress, such as in western India.
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    Varun Lohiar
    Jun 6, 2014 at 8:43 am
    The economy is definitely Mr Narendra Modi top priority – then the development plank will be sufficient for him. If, however, he is not successful on the economic front, there will be strong criticism not just amongst the liberals but in his own camp. He may then resort to the Hindutva-based polarization strategy.
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    Varun Lohiar
    Jun 6, 2014 at 8:43 am
    These urbanised groups of OBCs are aspiring people who haven't arrived yet, but think that they may experienced some upward social mobility thanks to Narendra Modi's development-oriented agenda. They are part of what he calls the ‘neo middle cl’.
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    Varun Lohiar
    Jun 6, 2014 at 8:43 am
    This is the fact that BJP and RSS are not in power in UP and that was probably the best way to make inroads. Muzaffarnagar is a dangerous test case. If riot-driven communal polarisation brings electoral gains once again, it means that the tactic still works.
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