Narendra Modi launches book on Pranab Mukherjee, says president cared for him like a father

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President Pranab Mukherjee hosted a ceremony to release his latest book ‘President Pranab Mukherjee – A Statesman’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday. Twitter @RashtrapatiBhvn

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief guest at the gathering which was also attended by several other political leaders from different parties across the country. PTI

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The book, published by The Statesman, is a comprehensive photographic record of India’s 13th president, and documents Mukherjee’s various activities through the five years in different roles. Image courtesy: narendramodi.in

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About Modi, Mukherjee said, “There has been divergence of views but we acted in close cooperation. It did not affect the relationship between the president and the prime minister, between the titular head and the actual head of the administration.” Twitter @RashtrapatiBhvn

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Mukherjee confessed that he was initially skeptical when the idea of the photo essay was first suggested, but was later convinced that it was necessary to archive important events for posterity. PTI

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Modi said that there was never a meeting between them in the last three years when the president did not treat him like a son. Image courtesy: narendramodi.in

Published Date: Jul 03, 2017 12:15 pm | Updated Date: Jul 03, 2017 12:15 pm

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