Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 72 on Saturday and wishes poured in since the morning from all political leaders. Political leaders from across the spectrum wished PM Modi on his birthday and prayed for his good health and prosperity. Below are some of the wishes.
The President of India, Droupadi Murmu prayed for the Prime Minister’s health and longevity on Saturday. She hoped that PM Modi’s leadership will enable the nation-building initiative to progress. She tweeted “Hearty congratulations and best wishes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday. I wish that the nation-building campaign being carried out by you with incomparable hard work, dedication and creativity, continues to progress under your leadership. I wish that God bless you with good health and long life.”
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has extended his warm wishes to PM Modi on this special occasion. He wrote “On the occasion of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s seventy-second birthday I have written to him to offer my warmest good wishes and prayers for his continued good health.”
The Prime Minister of Nepal, Sher Bahadur Deuba also offered his best wishes and prayed for his good health and long life. Deuba wrote in a tweet, “May Shri Pashupatinath always protect you.”
Union Home Minister Amit Shah greeted PM Modi on his birthday and called him the “creator of a safe, strong and self-reliant ‘New India’”, and “a symbol of service and dedication”.
In a series of tweets in Hindi, Shah said, “The life of the creator of a safe, strong and self-reliant New India @narendramodi is a symbol of service and dedication. For the first time after Independence, by giving their rights to crores of poor, Modi has instilled a sense of hope and faith in them. Today every section of the country is standing with Modi like a rock,” he said.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said PM Modi’s leadership had boosted progress and good governance like “never before”, and “taken India’s prestige and self-respect to a new high”. PM Modi has given a new dimension to Indian politics and given importance to the poor’s welfare along with development, Singh said.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted “Birthday greetings to Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji. Praying for your long and healthy life.”
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wished the Prime Minister on Twitter saying, “Wishing PM Narendra Modi a happy birthday.”
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor posted a photo with PM Modi and wished him good health and long life. He wrote “Wishing our @PMOIndia Shri @narendramodi ji a very happy birthday, good health & long life. May he work to remove the darkness enveloping so many of our fellow citizens & bring them the light of progress, development & social harmony instead.”