Allahabad, Nov 22: Congress President Sonia Gandhi here on Monday paused her speech at the sound of Azaan. Sonia was speaking at a function to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Indian PM, Indira Gandhi.
While addressing the gathering, Sonia paused for few minutes on hearing the sound of 'Azaan' (Islamic call to prayer) from a nearby mosque. Resuming after the 'Azaan' ended, she said 'Indira's biggest concern was to strengthen and develop the nation.'
The ceremony was also attended by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and her sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra which held at the Swaraj Bhawan adjoining the Anand Bawan, the ancestral home of the Nehru-Gandhi family.
Indira Gandhi was born on November 19, 1917, in Allahabad to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal and Kamla Nehru.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi to show respect, paused his speech in middle during his maiden campaign for the West Bengal assembly polls and only continued after the 'Azaan' ended.
Earlier in November 2014, BJP president Amit Shah had taken a similar pause during his address in Kolkata.