Soon after assuming office, Modi tweeted to pay respects to Nehru. "I pay my tributes to our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 'punya tithi," Modi tweeted on Nehru's 50th death anniversary.
I pay my tributes to our 1st Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his Punya Tithi.
I pay my tributes to our 1st Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his Punya Tithi.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 27, 2014
Along with Modi, several other leaders like President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi paid floral tributes to the departed leader at Shanti Van, his memorial on the banks of Yamuna here.
Former Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Planning, Rajeev Shukla, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Arvinder Singh Lovely and Congress leader Haroon Yusuf were among those who paid tributes to the leader.
With PTI inputs