Narendra Modi takes mother's blessings before taking up PM's post

Written by PTI | Gandhinagar | Updated: May 16 2014, 19:20pm hrs
As he appeared to be all set to become the next Prime Minister, Narendra Modi today went to meet his mother to seek her blessings.

Modi, 63, bowed down before his mother Hiraba, who blessed him by putting both his hands on him, as the trends pointed to a clear win for the saffron party in Lok Sabha polls.

"He has my blessings and he will lead the country towards development," she said, when asked to comment on the counting trends.

The BJP Prime Ministerial candidate also sat with the family members and talked to his mother, who is staying with her other son Pankaj Modi in Gandhinagar.

He was also seen talking to the children of his brother's family.

Hiraba also prayed to the lord this morning to make his son prime minister and poured holy water looking towards the sun, shortly before the initial trends of counting of votes poured.

Modi's mother had also used her right to franchise from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat, from where veteran BJP leader L K Advani is contesting.

Earlier, before filing his nomination papers from Vadodara Lok Sabha constituency, Modi had sought blessings of his mother.

Modi's brother Prahlad Modi had yesterday said that he and his family were confident that his elder sibling, "a boy from an ordinary family", was set to become the Prime Minister of the country.

Prahlad had also said that his family did not profess any claim over Modi now, as the people of India have their claim on him.

Modi had left his home at a very young age to join the RSS.