Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi paid tribute to first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru on his 55th death anniversary today morning at his memorial at Shantivan in New Delhi.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and ex-President Pranab Mukherjee were among the others who also paid tribute to Nehru.
Rahul Gandhi, while remembering his grandfather, Jawaharlal Nehru said that Nehru’s contribution in building strong, independent, modern institutions have helped democracy survive in India for 70 years. In a tweet, the Congress President said, “Many democratic nations as young as India soon degenerated into dictatorships. On his death anniversary let us remember Jawaharlal Nehru Ji’s contribution in building strong, independent, modern institutions that have helped democracy survive in India for over 70 years.”
Among other senior Congress leaders who were present to offer homage to the former Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary were Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Congress Spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala and others.
Rajasthan CM Gehlot tweeted a picture of paying floral tributes at Nehru’s memorial at Shantivan.
On the other hand, Surjewala in a tweet said, “The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.”