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Lata Mangeshkar endorses Narendra Modi

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Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi found an ardent supporter in melody queen Lata Mangeshkar who said she would like to see him taking the top job. After Modi inaugurated a new hospital complex named after her late father Deenanath Mangeshkar at a function in Pune,Lata Mangeshkar,in a brief address,said "Narendrabhai is like my brother. All of us want to see him become the Prime Minister. On the auspicious occasion of Diwali,I hope our wishes would come true." (IE Photo: Pavan Khengre)

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Earlier,Lata Mangeshkar also said she was very happy with her association with Narendra Modi to whom she had sent a collection of her Gujarati songs. (PTI)

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"I hope he likes those songs. When it came to making a choice as to whom we should invite to inaugurate this super- speciality project of our hospital,his was the first name that came to my mind," she added. (PTI)

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Her equally famous singer-sister,Asha Bhosle,sang a Gujarati song on the occasion. (IE Photo: Pavan Khengre)

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Narendra Modi,on his part,lauded the Mangeshkar family saying they had,"with their divine voices,delighted crores of people making them stress-free with music and making their minds and bodies healthy". (PTI)

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Modi also said on this occasion that the country needed a comprehensive health policy to make health care affordable. "We do not need just health insurance but also health assurance," he said,adding the common man should find health care affordable. (PTI)

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Lata Mangeshkar poses with her siblings,from left Usha,Asha,Meena and Hridaynath,during the inauguration of Dinanath Mangeshkar Superspeciality Hospital in Pune. (PTI)