In one of election rally held on Sunday in Indore, PM Modi praised Lok Sabha speaker Sushmita Swaraj for her dedication towards her work following by the words that he is the only BJP leader who could admonish him.
PM Modi said, "As the Lok Sabha speaker, ''Tai'' ( Sushmita Swaraj is popularly known in the constituency) has carried out her duties in a skillful and controlled way. It is because of this, she has left an indelible impression on the minds of people."
"All of you know me as prime minister. But perhaps very few people know that in our party (BJP) if there is anybody who can admonish me, it is Tai," PM Modi said in the presence of Sumitra Mahajan, who was seated on the dais.
"Tai and I have worked in the BJP together. The kind of dedication she has towards work, I assure the people of Indore that in terms of the development of the city, none of Tai's wishes will be left unfulfilled," the prime minister said.
The veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Sumitra Mahajan an eight-time MP, had last month opted out of contesting the general elections saying she had freed the party to make its choice.
On turning 76 last month, She had been speculations whether the party would field someone who has crossed the 75-year age bar. However, she had maintained that she would continue to work for the BJP and campaign for it.
She held the record of winning eight consecutive elections and became the first woman MP to win such big achievement. In 2014, Satyanarayan Patel of the Congress has been defeated by her with a staggering margin of 4,66,901 votes.
The elections for the Indore seat will be held on May 19, in the last phase of parliamentary polls.