Mother's Day 2020 in pictures: Famous politicians and their mothers

Updated: May 10, 2020, 11:55 | Sherlin Rajan
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    Narendra Modi-Heeraben Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi always visits his nonagenarian mother Heeraben before any special occasion, be it before casting his vote, after winning elections or during his visit to his hometown. Modi in an interview before the 2019 Lok Sabha election explained why his mother did not live with him. He said, "My mother tells me what will I do at your home. What will I talk to you about. She also gets upset seeing me return late in the night." (Picture/Narendra Modi-Instagram)

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    Aaditya Thackeray-Rashmi Thackeray

    Maharashtra cabinet minister and Worli MLA Aaditya Thackeray's mother Rashmi Thackeray has been his big source of inspiration and she has played a huge role in shaping up his political career. Apart from being a doting mother, Rashmi is also a keen strategist, anchor, advisor and a successful businesswoman and has also played a significant role in shaping the political career of her husband, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. (Picture/Aaditya Thackeray-Instagram)

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    Devendra Fadnavis-Sarita Fadnavis

    Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is often seen with his mother Sarita and wife Amruta at public events. Fadnavis once wrote on his Facebook page honouring his mother, "Mother, God’s most precious gift to us...!And most important role in society! (sic)" (Picture/Devendra Fadnavis-Instagram)

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    Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra-Sonia Gandhi

    Coming from a family background where their great-grandfather, grandmother and father served as prime ministers of the country, siblings Rahul and Priyanka have always been at their mother Sonia Gandhi's side throughout her political career. While hitting out at critics, Rahul said in a press conference once, "My mother is more Indian than many other Indians I have seen. She has sacrificed for this country. She has suffered for this country."Priyanka had tweeted about Sonia Gandhi that politicians should learn from her mother about devotion to people. (Picture/mid-day archives)

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    Mimi Chakraborty-Tapashi Chakraborty

    Actor-politician Mimi Chakraborty has been a doting daughter to her parents. But she considers her mother Tapashi as her inspiration who constantly motivates her. In one of her posts on her Instagram account, she said, "My Mom – Caring , Sacrificing with out any one even knowing about it, loving nd epitome of inner strength nd my inspiration nd motivation always..(sic)" (Picture/Mimi Chakraborty-Instagram)

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    Shashi Tharoor- Sulekha Menon Tharoor

    Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor once said that even as he was close to his late father, he shares special relationship with his mother and callsher his inspiration. On his mother's 80th birthday, Tharoor wrote a heartfelt note on his Facebook page in which he said, " I was always very close to my late father, Chandran Tharoor, and it is only in recent years that I have fully appreciated all that I have learned from my mother. Her ambition, her restlessness, what I once called her “divine discontent”, are a major part of what has led me to strive and to aspire. Her intellectual curiosity even at this age, her desire to know more about everything, her open and inquiring mind, have been a wonderful inheritance. And her tireless energy into her eighth decade has been an inspiration to me." (Picture/Shashi Tharoor-Instagram)

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    Smriti Irani- Shibani Bagchi

    Actor and minister for Information and Broadcasting Smriti Irani often posts pictures of her mother Shibani Bagchi on her Instagram. Recently, on her mother's birthday, Irani wrote, "She glows with each passing day , she pampers us no matter what season our lives pass through... we give thanks each day that we were born to her" Picture/Smriti Irani-Instagram)

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    Omar Abdullah-Molly Abdullah

    Former chief minister of Jammu-Kashmir Omar Abdullah has always had the support of his parents throughout his political career. When he was detained with his father, former chief minister Farooq Abdullah under the Public Safety Act, following the abrogation of Article 370 that stripped J-K of its special status in August 2019, his mother Molly, a nurse in London, had flown down to meet them. (Picture/Omar Abdullah-Twitter)

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    Arvind Kejriwal-Gita Devi

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeks his mother's blessing before every special  occasions, be it voting or before swearing-in ceremonies. Although he is not that vocal about his family in public, he often shares photos of his family on his social media pages. (Picture/Arvind Kejriwal-Twitter)

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    Jyotiraditya Scindia-Madhavi Raje Scindia

    Belonging to the royal house of Scindia, Jyotiraditya Scindia has always followed the footsteps of his father Madhavrao, his mother Madhavi Raje has always had his back, as she has been seen at his side in public events many times. Here's a throwback of the leader with his parents and former prime minister Indira Gandhi, that Scindia has posted on his Instagram page. 

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    Amit Deshmukh-Vaishali Deshmukh

    Eldest son of former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, state cabinet minister Amit Deshmukh has always had the support of his mother Vaishali and his brothers Dheeraj and Bollywood actor Riteish. The Congress leader once posted on his Instagram page saying that his mother has been his 'inspiration for life.' (Picture/Amit Deshmukh-Instagram)

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    Nusrat Jahan-Sushma Khatun

    For actor-turned-Basirhat MP Nusrat Jahan, her mother Sushma means the world to her. She had once posted on her Instagram saying, "The world wud'nt exist without you...(sic)" (Picture/Nusrat Jahan-Instagram)

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    Tejashwi Yadav-Rabri Devi

    With his parents having served as former chief ministers of Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav has a promising political career ahead. His mother Rabri Devi has always supported and defended him in public as a shield. (Picture/PTI)

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    Anurag Thakur-Sheela Devi

    From being a first-class cricketer to being the Minister of State for Finance, BJP leader Anurag Thakur always had his mother Sheela Devi's support and blessings with him. He often posts pictures with his parents on Instagram, while on official visit to his constituency Hamirpur or during festivals.

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    Rajiv Gandhi-Indira Gandhi

    Indira Gandhi was a doting mother to two sons, Sanjay Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. When Indira Gandhi served as the prime minister of the country, Rajiv Gandhi started his political career following his brother's death in 1980. Rajiv Gandhi, after taking over as prime minister after his mother's assassination, said in his address to the nation, "She was mother not just to me but to all of you, my countrymen.” (Picture/mid-day archives)

     

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About The Gallery

Mother's Day is observed on the second Sunday of May every year. The day is celebrated to honour mothers in the family and the bond shared between mothers and their children. To mark this occasion, we are showcasing popular political leaders in the country with their mothers, who have been the driving force in their careers.