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President Mukherjee, Rahul Gandhi pay tribute to Indira Gandhi

News Agencies | Updated on: 31 October 2016, 14:11 IST

President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari, on 31 October, paid tributes to Indira Gandhi on her 32nd death anniversary while Rahul Gandhi led a march from 24 Akbar road to 1 Safdarjung road, where the former Prime Minister was assassinated.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was also present at the Indira Memorial, where the Congress Vice President paid tributes to her along with party President Sonia Gandhi and other senior leaders.

The dignitaries attended a prayer meeting on the occasion during which no one from the Union government was present, senior leader Anand Sharma said.

Leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sharma, Kumari Selja, Ahmed Patel and Randeep Surjewala covered the one- kilometre-long distance from the Congress headquarters to the memorial with Gandhi.

Earlier, the party had cancelled the annual commemoration programme at Shakti Sthal as it continues to remain shut after reporting a number of duck deaths amid the bird flu scare in the city.

--PTI

First published: 31 October 2016, 14:11 IST
 
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