NEW DELHI – As he appeared to be all set to become the next prime minister of India, Narendra Modi on Friday went to meet his 90-year-old mother to seek her blessings. Modi, 63, bowed down before Hiraba who blessed him by putting both his hands on him.
“He has my blessings and he will lead India towards development,” she said, when asked to comment on the counting trends. Modi 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 LK Advani was contesting. Before filing his nomination papers from Vadodara Lok Sabha constituency, Modi had sought blessings of his mother.
Modi’s brother Prahlad Modi also 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. Prahlad also said that his family did not profess any claim over Modi now, as the people of India have their claim on him.