Former President Pranab Mukherjee Shares Letter Written By PM Modi On Twitter, Says It Touched His Heart
New Delhi: Former president and senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee, sharing a letter from Prime Minister Modi on Twitter on Thursday, said tweeted that it touched his heart. The letter was written to Mukherjee on his last day as President of India.
“On my last day in office as the President, I received a letter from PM @narendramodi that touched my heart! Sharing with you all,” Pranab Mukherjee tweeted.
The letter spelt out the bond between two leaders from different parties and ideologies.
In the letter, Prime Minister Modi described Pranab Mukherjee- Pranab Da- as his ‘father figure’ and a mentor and had been of constant help.
Describing his early days, when he came to New Delhi three years ago as an outsider, Modi said, “The task before me was huge and challenging. In these times, you have always been a father figure and a mentor to me. Your wisdom, guidance and personal warmth have given me greater confidence and strength.” “You have been so warm, affectionate and caring to me.”
PM Modi also said that Mukherjee’s “intellectual prowess “constantly helped his government and him.
Referring to a phone call that the veteran made to him, PM wrote, “Your one phone call asking me ‘I hope you are taking care of your health’ was enough to fill me with fresh energy after a long day at meetings or on a campaign tour.”
Pointing out that they were able to work together despite coming from different parties and ideologies, he said, “Pranab Da, our political journeys took shape in different political parties. Our ideologies, at times, have been different. Our experiences are also varied…Yet, such is the strength of your intellect and wisdom that we were able to work together with synergy.
“You belong to a generation of leaders for whom politics was simply a means to selflessly give back to society,” PM Modi wrote.
Concluding the letter, the PM said: “Rashtrapati ji, it has been an honour to work with you, as your Prime Minister!”
— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) August 3, 2017