Wishes pour in as Modi turns 70

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Last Updated: Thu, Sep 17th, 2020, 09:29:06hrs

New Delhi: Wishes poured in from all corners of the world for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who turns 70 today. 

Leaders from across all political parties have poured in wishes for the prime minister on his birthday. From Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, several bigwigs have posted birthday greetings for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Wishing PM Narendra Modi ji a happy birthday," Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in his greetings said PM has worked diligently towards empowering the poor and marginalised and the nation has benefited tremendously from his leadership.

“Greetings and warm wishes to PM Narendra Modi on his birthday. India has benefited tremendously from his astute leadership, firm conviction and decisive action. He has been working assiduously towards empowering the poor & marginalised. Praying for his good health and long life,” he tweeted.

One of the first VIPs to wish Modi was Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli, who said that the two leaders will continue to work closely together towards strengthening relations between India and Nepal. 

The wishes come amid strained ties between the neighbours over a new Nepal map which shows Indian territories marked as its own and several other flashpoints. 

Meanwhile, the BJP will mark ‘Seva Saptah’, which began from September 14, across the country to pray for long life and good health of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

"BJP has taken a very big decision and it is observing 'Seva Saptah' from September 14 to September 20. The Prime Minister's birthday falls on September 17 and we will pray for his long life and good health so that he can continue to take decisions in the national interest," party's National Vice President and in-charge Jammu and Kashmir Avinash Rai Khanna said.