It was an honour to work with President Mukherjee: PM Modi

Getting emotional during his speech, the PM said that it his privilege that he got to work alongside President Pranab Mukherjee. He lauded the efforts of photographer Varun Joshi towards the making of the coffee table book.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 2, 2017 9:20 pm
prime minister, narendra modi, indian express PM Narendra Modi. (File photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday got emotional while talking about President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan during the launch of his book “President Pranab Mukherjee – A statesman”. The prime minister appreciated his time spent working with the President and lauded his mentorship.”Like a father figure, Pranab Da has guided me. He would tell me, Modi ji please take adequate rest, take care of your health,” the PM said.

Getting emotional during his speech, the PM said that it’s his privilege that he got to work alongside Mukherjee. “Yeh mere jeevan ka bohot bada saubhagya raha ki mujhe Pranab da ki ungli pakad kar, dilli ki zindagi me apne aap ko set karne ki suvidha mili (it was a very big privilege of my life that I eased into life in Delhi holding Pranab da’s hand),” the PM said.

“It is my privilege that I got to work with the Honourable President,” he said. “The Presidency is much more than protocol. Through the photographs in the book, we see the human side of our President and we feel proud,” added the prime minister.

He also lauded the efforts of photographer Varun Joshi towards the making of the coffee table book. The President’s term expires on July 12.

(with inputs from agencies)

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    Kris
    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:38 pm
    Wow. I'm surprised to see the PM has a heart and he gets emotional for upto now i thought this was a cruel heartless git with no remorse for the poor men that died in long queues of demonitisation, the farmers that kill themselves most going unreported in the media, inaction against the rapists, and mob lynchers. Nautanki !
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    sahil
    Jul 2, 2017 at 7:52 pm
    Of drama queens and crocodile tears
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    NAMASIVAYAM CHOKKALINGAM
    Jul 2, 2017 at 7:39 pm
    The principle that only someone from the Nehru family should become the prime minister - it is ic. It is also proof that there is no democracy in the Congress Party. But for this most ic principle and but for the lack of perspective of R. Venkatrama Ayyar, Pranab Mukerji would have become the prime minister then.
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    Truth
    Jul 2, 2017 at 7:14 pm
    Drama / Nautanki 👿
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