The country’s prime minister has said he is a “great man” who “deserves the respect of all people” for having been the first Prime Minister of India.
Mr Modi’s comments come just a day after a court upheld his acquittal of rape and murder charges against his son, the son of the late prime minister.
Mr Baba has said in the past that he was innocent of the charges against him and said he did not want to be convicted in a court.
Mr Bhanot said he was grateful for the support from the Indian people for his son and that he hoped to stay in office for another term.
“There is no doubt that the people of India, like me, are people of faith,” he said.
“I hope I can continue to work with the support of the people, and also my family and friends.”
Mr Babanot said that he had spoken with his son on Sunday, and that his son was “satisfied”.
“I spoke to my son.
I told him that I will remain a good father and a good husband,” Mr Bhanorot said.
Mr Bhanot was arrested in the early hours of October 15 in the southern city of Kolkata after he and his wife were found guilty of raping and murdering a 23-year-old woman in 2004.
They were given jail terms of 12 years and nine months.
The case was handed down to a lower court, which acquitted the two men on Thursday.
Mr Singh was arrested a day later in the northern city of Kanpur, while Mr Bhaanot and Mr Babanots’ son was arrested at the same time in the south.
Mr Khan and Mr Bhanorot are on bail until September 2020.
The two were freed from custody on bail after a Supreme Court judge ruled that the acquittal should be declared void and that a new trial be held.
Mr Justice A.S. Khan had said the acquittals should be reversed and the case should be remanded to the lower court.
He said there was no evidence that the accused men were the “prime suspects” in the rape and killing of the 23-day-old girl.
The Supreme Court had earlier declared the trial null and void on Tuesday.