Have many friends in opposition: PM Modi

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NEW DELHI, April 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday revealed that he shares a warm relationship with many opposition leaders, including West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
In an interview to ANI with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, the Prime Minister said that the Trinamool Congress chief still sends him kurtas and Bengali sweets “once or twice” in a year.
“I have several friends in opposition parties. You will be surprised to know that Mamata didi even now will personally select one or two kurtas for me every year,” he said.
The Prime Minister also revealed that the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina started the trend of exchanging Bengali sweets. “When Mamata didi came to know about it, she too started sending me Bengali sweets,” he added.
When Prime Minister was asked if he longs to live with his family, the PM said that he had detached himself from his family at a very young age.
“If I had become Prime Minister and then left the home then naturally I would have wanted to stay with them. However, I left my family at a very young age,” he said.
“Since I left them at such an early stage in my life, I have lived a detached life. It is difficult to leave the house after a certain stage in life. It might have hurt when I left but now I have got accustomed to living this life,” the PM added. (TNN)