New Delhi: Brushing aside reports of differences with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the relationship between the two is "cordial".
"He is our Prime Minister and an effective Prime Minister and I am the Home Minister in his government. What else," Singh said.
After a pause, he said, "Humare sambandh madhur they, madhur hai aur madhur rahenge (Our relations were cordial, are cordial and will always remain like that)."
Singh was asked about his relations with Modi and whether there were some problems in playing his innings.
Earlier, in his opening statement at a press conference on completion of 100 days in office, Singh drew a parallel on the working of his ministry with cricket.
"Working in the Home Ministry is neither a 20-20 nor a one-day cricket match but a test match where one has to play a long innings for which we need to have a strong opening.
"We have got that a good opening stand, I think. We aspire to play a long innings and even a second innings," he said.