New Delhi, On the 130th birth anniversary of the country’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, leaders from across the political spectrum paid homage to him.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Brazil on an official visit, said in a tweet: “Tributes to our former PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary.”
Congress President Sonia Gandhi paid her homage and floral tributes to the late leader’s memorial at Shanti Van.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Vice President Hamid Ansari along with a number of MPs, senior leaders and thousands of party workers also visited Shanti Van to pay their tributes.
“Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Pranab Mukherjee and Hamid Ansari attend a commemorative programme to mark Nehru’s birth anniversary,” the Congress tweeted.
In a series of tweets, the party called Nehru a “man who fought ardently for India’s Independence and envisioned a modern country with strong institutions and a concrete democracy”...