Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 69 and was greeted by several leaders, including Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP president and Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami, DMK leader M K Stalin and West bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee.
Edapaddi Palaniswami and Stalin greeted Modi with birthday wishes. PMK founder Dr S Ramadoss also wished him. In his message, Venkaiah Naidu said the nation is making steady progress under Modi's able leadership.
Amit Shah described Modi as a leader with strong will power and a symbol of decisive leadership and hard work. Under your leadership, an emerging India has made a mark in the world as a strong, safe and reliable nation, Amit Shah said on Twitter. Mamata Bannerjee wrote on her Twitter handle, "Birthday greetings to Prime Minister @narendramodi ji."