PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called on former President and veteran Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee to seek his blessings. Modi, who will take oath as the Prime Minister for the second time on Thursday, described the former President as a “Statesman.” “Meeting Pranab Da is always an enriching experience. His knowledge and insights are unparalleled.
He is a statesman who has made an indelible contribution to our nation,” Modi tweeted, posting pictures with Mukherjee. “Sought his blessings during our meeting today,” he added. Mukherjee was conferred with the Bharat Ratna on the recommendation of the Modi-led Government in January.
Modi shared two photos from the meeting in which the two can be seen exchanging pleasantries. In one photo, the former President is sharing sweets with the Prime Minister. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party secured a clear majority with 303 seats, which is 22 more than its 2014 tally. Along with its allies, the NDA stands at 352 in the 17th Lok Sabha. Modi was elected as leader of the NDA in a ceremony.