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Difference of opinion between me, PM Modi never affected our relation: President Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee’s term expires on July 12. The polls for the post are slated for July 17.

india Updated: Jul 03, 2017 08:02 IST
President Pranab Mukherjee addresses a gathering in New Delhi.
President Pranab Mukherjee addresses a gathering in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

President Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday there has been differences of opinion between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on numerous issues, but that didn’t affected the relation between him and the latter.

“Surely there have been divergences of views, between me and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But we have been able to keep divergences only to ourselves, that didn’t affect our relation,” Mukherjee said on the occasion of the release of the book, ‘President Pranab Mukherjee - A statesman’.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, it was his privilege to work with President Mukherjee.

Prime Minister Modi said, “It is my privilege that I got to work with the Honourable President.”

Getting emotional during his speech, the Prime Minister added, “The Presidency is much more than protocol. Through the photographs in the book, we see the human side of our President and we feel proud.”

He also took the occasion to laud the efforts of photographer Varun Joshi towards the making of the coffee table book.

President Mukherjee’s term expires on July 12. The polls for the post are slated for July 17.