Pakistani woman sees premier as ‘Rakshabandhan’ brother

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The Hindi festival Rakshabandhan celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters.Photo: iStock

On the occasion of Rakshabandhan, a Pakistani woman who has been living in India since her marriage has revealed that she has been tying “rakhi” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for more than 20 years, ANI reported.

Rakshabandhan, a Hindu festival celebrating the “bond of protection” between brothers and sisters, involves sisters tying a “rakhi” on their brother’s wrist. The brother then vows to protect her.

Qamar Mohsin Shaikh told ANI,  “I have been tying rakhi to Narendra bhai for the last 22-23 years, excited to do it this time, too. This time I thought PM Modi must be busy but two days back he called, I was very happy to know that; started preparing for Rakshabandhan.”

Qamar told ANI that she first tied rakhi to PM Modi when he was a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker.  “When I first tied rakhi to Narendra bhai, he was a karyakarta, but with his sheer hard work and vision, he has become the PM.”

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