New Delhi, Nov 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 125th birth anniversary. Nehru was the First Prime Minister of the India.
Modi in a tweet said, "Today we mark the 125th birth anniversary of our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. My tributes to him".
"We remember Pandit Nehru's efforts during the freedom struggle and his role as the first prime minister of India", BJP's Prime Minister further added.
On Thursday, both Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi criticised Modi for decimating the the contribution of Nehru. Congress scion Rahul said that country is being run by angry people.
Today we mark the 125th birth anniversary of our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. My tributes to him.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 14, 2014
We remember Pandit Nehru's efforts during the freedom struggle and his role as the first Prime Minister of India.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 14, 2014
Earlier, both Congress and BJP sparred over the matter. The Congress on Tuesday had announced that they will not invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to an international conference it is organising to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Nehru.
The two-day event to highlight the legacy and worldview of the first Prime Minister is being organised on November 17 and 18 and will be attended by a host of international leaders and representatives of various political parties from India and abroad.
"We have not given any invitation to the Prime Minister.
We have invited all those who truly believe in democracy and the ideals of Nehru," Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma said replying to a volley of media questions about whether it has invited Modi and why not. Hitting out at Congress for not inviting PM Modi to an event to mark Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said it shows the "small- mindedness of the party and its leadership".
(With inputs from agencies)