A Ma­ture Re­la­tion­ship

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Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi’s touch­ing let­ter to for­mer Pres­i­dent Pranab Mukher­jee de­scrib­ing the lat­ter as a “fa­therly fig­ure” and “men­tor” drives home the point that mu­tual re­spect can build bridges, be it in per­sonal life or po­lit­i­cal re­la­tion­ship. Both per­son­al­i­ties main­tained the deco­rum so well that peo­ple never felt that they be­long to two ide­o­log­i­cally dif­fer­ent par­ties, Congress and BJP. One hopes this serves as a guid­ing prin­ci­ple for all gover­nors and chief min­is­ters who owe al­le­giance to the po­lit­i­cal par­ties they are as­so­ci­ated with rather than the posts they hold.

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