Pranab Mukherjee in his memoir It has been told in the book that after winning the election, when Narendra Modi first came to meet the immediate President Pranab Mukherjee, he brought a newspaper cutting with him. In this newspaper cutting, Mukherjee had an old speech that hoped for a politically stable mandate. Pranab Mukherjee has told in his memoirs that during the meeting PM Modi asked for a week’s time for swearing. He was surprised to hear this talk of Modi. Later Narendra Modi told him that he wanted to solve the issue of his successor in Gujarat, for which he needed some time.
Mukherjee’s book shows that he was very impressed by Narendra Modi’s grip on foreign policy. Prime Minister Modi also consulted Mukherjee on foreign policy after many years. He even talked to Mukherjee about calling SAARC leaders for his swearing-in ceremony. Mukherjee was very impressed by PM Modi’s words and he congratulated him for this. Along with this, Mukherjee also asked Narendra Modi to talk to the IB chief on this issue because the security issue of the President of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka was connected to it.Also read: – Claim in Pranab Mukherjee’s book: If I had remained the finance minister, I would have retained Mamta Banerjee as part of UPA-2 PM Modi had very cordial relations with Mukherjee
President Pranab Mukherjee has written in his book that the relationship between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was very cordial during his tenure. He has told that whenever Prime Minister Modi used to consult him on any issue, he did not hesitate at all to advise him. He has written that many such occasions came about which I was worried about and PM Modi raised those issues. Mukherjee wrote, I am also sure that he began to understand the nuances of foreign policy quickly.