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Son first, PM later: PM Modi heads home to have breakfast with mother

Gandhinagar: Prime minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day Gujarat visit for the Vibrant Summit, skipped his daily yoga session Tuesday morning to meet his mother Hiraba, who lives at Raisan village near here.

Through a tweet, Modi said he went to meet his mother early Tuesday morning and had breakfast together.

“Skipped Yoga & went to meet mother. Before dawn had breakfast with her. Was great spending time together,” tweeted Modi, before heading to Mahatma Mandir to attend meetings with foreign heads of the state.

The 97-year-old Hiraba lives with Modi’s younger brother Pankaj Modi at Raisan village near the state capital.

Modi is in Gujarat for the 8th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit at Mahatma Mandir here.

On Monday, he inaugurated the redevelopment project of Gandhinagar Railway Station, Vibrant Gujarat Trade Show, international exchange at GIFT City and Nobel Prize Exhibition at Science City in Ahmedabad.

The PM is scheduled to open the Vibrant Summit around 3:30 pm Tuesday.

Accusing prime minister Narendra Modi of using his mother for political benefit, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday urged him to allow her to live at the PM’s residence.

“My mother stays with me. I take her blessings every day but don’t broadcast it to the whole world. I do not make my mother stand in the queue for political benefit,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Responding to Modi’s tweet, Kejriwal said the PM should let his mother live with him as his residence was “big enough”.

“According to Hindu religion and culture, one should keep his mother and wife with him. PM’s residence is quite big. Have a little heart,” Kejriwal tweeted.
(With PTI inputs)

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