My ties with PM cordial, will stay that way: Rajnath

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 13, 2014 00:04 IST

Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said his relations with Narendra Modi “were cordial, are cordial and will remain cordial”, days after threatening to quit politics over rumours of the PM allegedly summoning Singh’s son to reprimand him for some misconduct.

When asked by HT to define his relations with Modi, Singh said, “He is our PM and an effective PM and I am the home minister in his government. What else.”

After a pause, he added, “Humare sambandh madhur they, madhur hai aur madhur rahenge (Our relations were cordial, are cordial and will always remain like that).” Singh was speaking at a press conference — his first after becoming home minister — to mark 100 days of being in office.

An anguished Singh had threatened to quit a couple of weeks ago if any charges of misconduct were proven against him or his family members. The PMO had also rejected the rumours while the Opposition called the episode as a sign of a power struggle at the highest levels of the government.

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