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Presidency more than protocol, privileged to work with Pranab Mukherjee: PM

ANI
Published : Jul 2, 2017, 9:25 pm IST
Updated : Jul 2, 2017, 9:25 pm IST

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

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee. (PTI file)
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee. (PTI file)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, while launching a book about President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan, said that it was his privilege to work with the latter.

While releasing the book 'President Pranab Mukherjee - A statesman,' 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."

President Pranab Mukherjee said there has been difference 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'.

Modi 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.

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