Mamata Didi Sends Me Gifts: PM Modi


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unearthed many sides of him, in a ‘non-political’ interview with celebrity personality Akshay Kumar on Wednesday morning in New Delhi.

Sharing his affable terms with the opposition leaders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that “I have friends in the opposition. Ghulam Nabi Azad is very friendly. I should not be saying this in the election season. Mamata Di sends me gifts. Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina used to send me sweets, now even Mamata di sends me sweets.”

In a candid conversation with actor Akshay Kumar, Modi added that the revelation might harm him in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

He said that Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina used to send him special sweets every year from Dhaka. “When Mamata Didi came to know about it, she also started sending me Bengali sweets on one or two occasions every year.”

The Prime Minister said that he had a good relations with his political opponents like senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.

The “candid and completely non-political” interview was telecast a day after the third phase of the staggered Lok Sabha elections.

Hours before its telecast, Akshay Kumar announced on Twitter that he would soon be engaging in a chat to help viewers “discover” some interesting facts about Prime Minister Modi.

Modi said that there was a time, when he believed he would either become a ‘sanyasi’ (hermit) or join the Army.

At the mention of mangoes, Modi got nostalgic and told the actor about how much he enjoyed the fruit as a child. But as the Prime Minister now, he said, he had to keep a tab on his diet.

The PM also spoke to Akshay Kumar about his daily routine, his responsibilities and his sleep schedule.