Indian Prime Minister Modi to meet his mother, Varanasi next for thanksgiving

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25th May, 2019 01:59:59 printer

Indian Prime Minister Modi to meet his mother, Varanasi next for thanksgiving

With the national election over and the BJP making a big bang comeback, Indina Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted he will fly to his home state Gujarat on Sunday to meet his mother Heeraben and finally to Varanasi, from where he won by nearly 4.8 lakh votes, to thank the "people of this great land".

"Will be going to Gujarat tomorrow evening, to seek blessings of my Mother. Day after tomorrow morning, I will be in Kashi to thank the people of this great land for reposing their faith in me,"  Modi tweeted this morning, in reference to the temple town's other name, Kashi.

The PM's celebratory tweet today comes on a day the Congress's top leadership body whose members include UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh is meeting to discuss what went down for the party in the national election.

On May 23 when the results were announced, Modi had tweeted, "People of Kashi are remarkable! When I had gone to Kashi to file my nomination papers, they confidently said that they would manage the entire campaign without me having to come back even once...and manage they did! I bow to the citizens of Kashi. Looking forward to serving them."

The National Democratic Alliance, powered by the pan-India campaign of Modi, won over 350 seats in the 542 Lok Sabha constituencies that went to polls.

PM Modi meets his mother regularly before important occasions such elections, apart from routine visits despite his packed day plans.

Before he went to a polling booth in Ahmedabad on an open SUV on May 23 during the national election, PM Modi spent 20 minutes with his mother, who lives with his brother Pankaj Modi at their family home near the state capital.

In a five-part interview to social media page Humans of Bombay in February, PM Modi had said that for his mother, the bigger milestone was not when he became the Prime Minister but when he became the chief minister of Gujarat.

Modi recalled the day he met his mother before he took oath as the chief minister of the state. "A lot of people ask me how my mother felt when I became PM, but by then the name 'Modi' was in the air, my photos were being printed and there was a lot of excitement all over. But I think the bigger milestone for her, was when I became CM," he told Humans of Bombay.


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