Kalam was a space scientist, Modi a social scientist: Prez

AHMEDABAD: President Ram Nath Kovind today drew a parallel between APJ Abdul Kalam and Narendra Modi, saying while the former President was a “space scientist”, the current Prime Minister is a “social scientist”.

Kovind was addressing the 66th convocation ceremony of the Gujarat University (GU) here.

“Kalam sir was ultimately and fortunately my predecessor. Though he became the president, he was basically a scientist. Thus, I usually refer to him as a ‘space scientist’ while I call Modiji a ‘social scientist’,” Kovind said in his address.

“While Modiji was an alumnus of the Gujarat University, Kalam sir too had stayed here for some time,” he said.

On a lighter note, the President said none of the students present at the ceremony would have sold tea like Modi did in his younger days. (AGENCIES)