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Prez, VP, PM pay tributes to Nehru

15 Nov 2017 06:28am IST
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15 Nov 2017 06:28am IST

PTI, NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the country in paying rich tributes to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 128th birth anniversary today.

PTI, NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the country in paying rich tributes to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 128th birth anniversary today.

President Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan remembered Pandit Nehru and paid homage to him.

"On his 128th birth anniversary, my homage to Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, our first Prime Minister," Kovind said on Twitter.

"Wish the nation on the occasion of birth anniversary of first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, today," Naidu tweeted.

Modi, who is in Manila to attend the India-ASEAN summit, also paid tributes to Nehru.

"Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary," he wrote on Twitter.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who is campaigning in Gujarat, tweeted, "Today we remember a brilliant compassionate man. He reminds us: 'there is nothing more horrifying than stupidity in action' - Jawaharlal Nehru."

Former president Pranab Mukherjee and former prime minister Manmohan Singh paid floral tributes at Nehru's memorial at Shanti Van early in the morning.

A host of other Congress leaders, including former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and the state Congress chief Ajay Maken, were also present at the memorial.

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