Modi meets Pranab Mukherjee to seek his blessings

Pranab Mukherjee and Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with former president Pranab Mukherjee on May 28 (Tuesday).

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.