Modi shares ‘emotional moments’ with Nawaz

Published May 27, 2014
Newly sworn-in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after the swearing-in ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on May 26, 2014. – AFP photo
Newly sworn-in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after the swearing-in ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on May 26, 2014. – AFP photo

ISLAMABAD: Shortly after taking oath as the 15th Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Monday tweeted about his emotional interaction with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who attended his swearing in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

Soon after the career politician led his party, BJP to the victory after going through a dazzling, high-tech election campaign, Modi had called voters' attention to his mother riding a three-wheeled auto-rickshaw to cast her ballot earlier this month.

  90-year-old Hiraben blesses her son Prime Minister Narendra Modi at her home in Gandhinagar, in the western Indian state of Gujarat. – Photo by AP
90-year-old Hiraben blesses her son Prime Minister Narendra Modi at her home in Gandhinagar, in the western Indian state of Gujarat. – Photo by AP

“I am the chief minister of a prosperous state ... And my 90-year-old mother goes to vote in an auto-rickshaw,” said Modi, punching a fist through the air as he claimed his place by India's poor masses.

While tweeting about his interaction with the Pakistani premier, Modi said that Nawaz Sharif had watched the visuals of meeting his mother Hiraben on television in which she had offered him sweets.



PM Sharif said while having dinner, his mother saw the visuals on the television which made her emotional. Sharif then told Modi that he goes to visit his mother once a week.





Later, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee hosted a dinner for visiting SAARC leaders where the guests were treated to a variety of dishes.

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