Vastavam web: Prime Minister Modi showered rich praise on President Pranab Mukherjee, saying that he was “like a father” whose humane side transcended lines drawn by political ideology. Releasing a book dedicated to President Mukherjee, PM Modi said that there was never a meeting between them in the last three years when the Commander in Chief did not treat him like a son. “I am saying this from deep within. Like a father caring for his son…,” he said turning emotional, Press Trust of India reported. “‘Modi ji, you will have to rest for half day,’ Pranab da would say. ‘Why are you running around so much; you must cut down on your program. You will have to take care of your health’,” he said.
“It was during the UP polls that he told me that win and loss happen all the time but will you take care of your body or not? It was not part of his responsibilities as the President but it was the humane person inside him which cared for a friend,” the Prime Minister said.