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Narendra Modi meets his mother before Delhi trip; "salutes" staff

Thursday, 22 May 2014 - 6:54pm IST | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: PTI

Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi met his mother Hiraba here today and took her blessings before leaving for New Delhi for the swearing-in on May 26. 'Met my Mother before leaving for Delhi' Modi tweeted and posted a photo showing the mother-son duo sharing happy moments.

On his way to Ahmedabad airport, the PM-in-waiting tweeted he just learned how his personal staff prayed daily for his safety and well-being ever since he became Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001. "As I was leaving for Delhi I got to know something from my personal staff. It was a pleasant surprise that was extremely touching."

In a subsequent tweet, the BJP stalwart said his staff had set up a small temple in his car. 'Driver & security staff set up a small Temple of Ramcharitmanas in my Govt car where for over 12 years they prayed for my security daily'. Modi gave credit for his success in public life to all such people. "Several security personnel prayed in this Temple daily for years! I don't know how many such people's good wishes have come to me."

He thanked his security staff for their gesture. "Security staff did a phenomenal job in their duty but the feeling with which they prayed for my well-being is something I wont ever forget." Modi also "saluted" his staff. He tweeted "I don't have any words to express my gratitude to them. I bow to them & salute them from the bottom of my heart."


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