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'Modi gets less sleep than I do because he is still new to the job'

india Updated: Jan 26, 2015 07:56 IST
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On his second visit to India, US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not just talk business. Both of them discussed their sleep cycles as well.

At the media interaction at Hyderabad house, when asked about their personal chemistry and what they had discussed Obama while refusing to divulge details did indicate that both of them are overworked and do not get enough sleep.

“I will share one thing, and that is we compared how much sleep each of us is getting and it turns out that Modi is getting even less sleep than me. But, of course that’s because he is still new. After he’s been doing this for about six years may be he will be able to get an extra hour,” Obama said as mediamen chuckled over the joke.

Responding to their personal chemistry, Modi said, “Barack and I are friends, we talk on the phone, crack jokes. Our friendship has brought our countries and our people closer.”