Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday paid floral tributes to those who laid down their lives while fighting Pakistani terrorists who had attacked Mumbai on this day 11 years ago.
The chief minister was among the dignitaries who paid homage at the 26/11 police memorial site at Mumbai Police Gymkhana in South Mumbai.
Paying tribute CM Fadnavis said, “I pay homage to the brave policemen who fought for Mumbai’s safety and laid down their lives for us on 26/11. We are proud of them and we will strive hard for the safety and security of our state.”
But conspicuous by his absence was deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar as he stayed away from the only commemorative event held by the government to mark the attack anniversary. Pawar had also not taken charge as deputy chief minister on Monday, deciding to stay at his Churchgate residence even as Fadnavis got down to work.
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari also paid tributes to the martyrs. Other than Koshyari and Fadnavis, Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta, Director General of Police Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Barve and family members of the policemen who lost their lives during the attacks were also present during the ceremony.