‘Visionary who laid foundation of modern India’: Congress pays tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru


Several Congress leaders on Sunday paid tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary, with the party hailing the country’s first prime minister as a visionary who laid the foundations of modern India. Congress President Sonia Gandhi paid floral tributes at Shanti Van in New Delhi, while several party leaders paid heartfelt tributes to the Congress veteran on social media.

Born in 1889, the Congress veteran remains the country’s longest-serving prime minister. former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Nehru posted a quote – “We need a generation of peace” – and recalled India’s first Prime Minister, who attached great importance to truth, unity and peace.

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also paid tribute to Nehru and remembered the first Prime Minister of India and appreciated the contribution of farmers, soldiers and labourers. The party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala lauded Nehru’s contribution and said that he played a major role in making India a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic.

Paying tribute to Nehru, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said, “We are the children of our republic whom he nurtured and nurtured. He built the institutions of the future. He celebrated diversity which is our strength.” “We should worry that what he stood for is slowly collapsing!” he said. The Congress, on its official Twitter handle, paid a heartfelt tribute to Nehru.

“The hero of our freedom movement, the visionary who laid the foundation of modern India, the fearless nationalist who stood up for the cause of India, the inspirational man who changed the thoughts of generations, Pandit Nehru was a true son of Mother India.” said the party.

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