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Meet 'bhai jaan' Modi and other big brothers of Indian politics

Last updated on: August 21, 2013 13:04 IST

Meet 'bhai jaan' Modi and other big brothers of Indian politics

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Here's how some of our netas celebrated Raksha Bandhan.

Narendra Modi is popular with women! On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on Tuesday the Gujarat chief minister received a handful of rakhis

Women from across the nation and even foreign nationals were spotted tying a rakhi to Modi in Gandhinagar. He received 5,000 rakhis on Tuesday, according to his website.

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Image: A Muslim woman ties a 'rakhi' to Narendra Modi on Tuesday
Photographs: narendramodi.in

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Reaching out to his sisters, Modi said, "I have experienced that while serving the society and the nation I am protected by the kavach (armour) of strength given by the women of India. Due to this I can overcome various challenges. Also I am inspired to serve the poorest of the poor, the marginalised."

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Image: Modi received 5,000 'rakhis' on Tuesday
Photographs: narendramodi.in

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President Pranab Mukherjee celebrated an early Raksha Bandha at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

In this August 2 picture, Pranab seems to be enjoying the company of the little one as he appears to give them a friendly advice.

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Image: School children tie 'rakhi' to Pranad Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Photographs: India's Presidential Palace handout/Reuters

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh used the occasion of rakhi on Tuesday to urge the people to ensure safety and security of women in the country.

"The festival of Raksha Bandhan is an occasion to strengthen the bonds of love and affection within our family and in society. It is also an occasion to re-commit ourselves to ensuring the safety and security of women," the PM said.


Image: A schoolgirl ties a 'rakhi' to Dr Singh in New Delhi in August 2010
Photographs: Reuters

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Breaking away from tradition, a schoolboy tied a rakhi to Congress President Sonia  Gandhi at 10 Janpath.  


Photographs: Courtesy: Twitter

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