Death of PM Modi’s mother bridges political divide

From Mamata Banerjee to Mallikarjun Kharge, Manish Sisodia to Asaduddin Owaisi, political leaders kept their ideological difference aside to express condolence over the death of PM Modi’s mother

NEW DELHI | Updated: 30 December, 2022 5:50 pm IST
PM Modi shouldered his mother Heeraben's bier in Gandhinagar.

The sad demise of Heeraben Modi, mother of Prime minister Narendra Modi, has bridged the divide that politics creates, even if for a moment.

Political leaders from various parties expressed condolences on the demise of Heeraben, who passed away in Gandhinagar on Friday morning.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath extended his deepest condolences to PM Modi and wrote, “The news of the demise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother, Hira Ba is extremely sad. At this difficult time, I extend my deepest condolences and love to him and his family.”


He further wrote, “The death of a mother is an unbearable and irreparable loss for a son. A mother is a whole world to a son. The death. The demise of the respected mother of honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very sad. May Lord Shri Ram grant the departed pious soul a place at his holy feet. Om Shanti!”


Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge tweeted, “Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Smt. Heeraben Modi. My heartfelt condolences go to Narendra Modi on the loss of his beloved mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family in this hour of grief.”


“At this difficult time, I extend my deepest condolences and love to him and his family,” former Congress President Rahul Gandhi says of PM Modi’s mother’s death.


All India Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamta Banerjee said, “Your mother is our mother.” On the demise of Heeraben Modi, she expressed her heartfelt condolences to the PM. She stated that “there is no substitute for a mother”. The West Bengal Chief Minister wished Prime Minister Modi the strength and courage to bear such a great loss.


Aam Aadmi Party leader and Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia wrote on Twitter, “The news of the death of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraben is very sad. I pray to God to give the departed soul a place at his feet.”


AIMIM Party chief Asaduddin Owaisi wrote an elegy for Heera ba on Twitter, “Khak e Markad Par Teri Lekar Ye Faryad Aun Ga Ab Duaye Neem Shab Mein Kis Ko Main Yaad Aun Ga Kulba e Aflaas Mein, Daulat Ke Kaashane Mein Mout Dasht o Dar Mein, Shehar Mein, Gulshan Me Weerane Mein Maut”.


Bihar Chief minister and Janta Dal (United) founder Nitish Kumar tweeted, “I pray to God to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and strength to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and his family to bear patience in this hour of grief.”


Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav expressed heartfelt tribute to Heera ba Modi and wrote, “Extremely saddened by the passing away of Honorable Heeraben Modi, mother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. May her soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences go out to the bereaved families. Heartfelt tribute!”


The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president, Lalu Prasad Yadav, prayed for Heera ba’s soul to rest in peace, saying, “I express my condolences on the demise of Hira Ben, mother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”  May the Almighty God grant the departed pious soul the comfort of His holy feet and give strength to the family and loved ones to bear the loss.”

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