In an exclusive interview with Rajdeep Sardesai, former President Pranab Mukherjee shared his thoughts about politics, GST, demonetisation, and his relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In an exclusive interview with Rajdeep Sardesai, former President Pranab Mukherjee shared his thoughts about politics, GST, and demonetisation.
In his first interview after leaving office, Mukherjee said that he had an excellent relationship with PM Narendra Modi and that the PM gave him respect despite of the political differences between the two leaders. He praised Modi and also said that majority governments are better than coalition governments which are a result of compromise.
The present government’s decision to introduce GST and Demonitisation, which has met with a lot of flak was also a point of conversation. When asked about his take on the same, the former President said that how can he criticise the government for GST and demonitisation when he was a part of the government?
With the preparations of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections already in motion, Pranab Mukherjee also reiterated that the media should not write-off Congress. Mentioning his former colleague and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Mukherjee refused to agree that he was controlled by Sonia Gandhi.