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President Kovind recalls Rajmata Mohinder Kaur’s Janata connect

Mohinder Kaur chose to join the Janata Party and was appointed its general secretary. It was during that time, in 1977, when Kovind had visited Moti Bagh palace.

punjab Updated: Jul 26, 2017 21:31 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Rajmata Mohinder Kaur,Moti Bagh Palace,President of India Ram Nath Kovind
President of India Ram Nath Kovind. (HT Photo)

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday recalled his stay with the royal family in Moti Bagh Palace during his visit to Patiala along with Morarji Desai in 1977.

According to an official statement, the President remembered the pleasant hospitality offered to him by the ‘Rajmata’ or royal matriarch, Mohinder Kaur, who passed away on Monday. Mohinder Kaur, mother of Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, had chosen to side with the old guard led by Morarji Desai when the Congress split after Emergency, despite being close to Indira Gandhi, said the statement.

She was appointed Janata Party general secretary. It was during that time, in 1977, that Kovind stayed at Moti Bagh Palace.

CM Amarinder, while thanking President Kovind for his condolences, regretted that he could not attend the latter’s swearing-in at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday (July 25).