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Prez Pranab’s guidance will help me immensely:Modi

New Delhi: Describing Pranab Mukherjee as extremely knowledgeable and simple, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the guidance he received from the outgoing president will help him immensely.

“Whenever I would discuss official matters with President Pranab Mukherjee he would guide me and offer constructive feedback,” he said after releasing the fourth volume of selected speeches of the President.

Mukherjee is extremely knowledgeable and extremely simple, he said, adding that under him, the Rashtrapati Bhavan became a ‘Lok Bhavan’.

“The guidance I received from President Pranab Mukherjee will help me immensely. I am sure those who worked with him feel the same,” the prime minister said.

Mukherjee completes his five-year term today. President- elect Ram Nath Kovind, former Bihar Governor, will assume office from tomorrow.

—PTI