Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 69th birthday. He called PM Modi "the honour of the country".
"PM Modi gives same respect to Parliament and his mother and bows only before them. We are proud of such a Prime Minister. Narendra Modiji is the honour of the country. Happy birthday to the Prime Minister @narendramodi," tweeted Gautam Gambhir, who joined the BJP in 2018.
संसद और माँ को एक ही दर्जा दिया है, सिर्फ उनके सामने अपना सर झुकाया है, ऐसे प्रधानमंत्री पर हमें अभिमान है, नरेन्द्र मोदी जी देश के सम्मान हैं.— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) September 17, 2019
प्रधानमंत्री @narendramodi जी को जन्मदिन की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ. pic.twitter.com/dgDvpHCFG8
Gautam Gambhir debuted in the national election and won a parliamentary seat in Delhi as a BJP candidate. When he joined the BJP, he had said: "I have been influenced by the PM, his vision for the country. This is a fabulous platform for me to do something for the country."'
Politicians, cricketers and film personalities were among those who wished PM Modi on his birthday.
The BJP is celebrating PM Modi's birthday as "Seva Saptah". The party has announced that several social initiatives will be taken up across the nation during the week.