Prime News, Nation, (New Delhi), October 2:-Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on his 149th birth anniversary.
The Congress chief was among the first of the senior leaders to pay homage to Gandhi at his iconic memorial this morning.
Both Rahul and Sonia left immediately as they are slated to travel to Wardha for the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting.
Paying homage to Gandhi, Rahul tweeted “Gandhiji is not an immoral statue, he is a living set of ideas and values flowing through India. Truth and non-violence, which he lived for and was killed for, are the foundation of the country. True patriots must protect them.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia, who arrived soon after Rahul, also paid homage to the Mahatma.
After them, Sonia Gandhi arrived and paid floral tributes amid the strains of ‘bhajans’.
Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal and senior BJP leader L K Advani also paid tributes to Gandhi on the occasion.
Earlier in the day, President Ramnath Kovind, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and PM Modi offers their floral tribute to the father of the nation.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)