Nation pays tribute to Gandhi, Shastri

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and senior opposition leaders paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary, and also remembered former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 109th birth anniversary on Wednesday.

The leaders, including Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath, paid floral tributes at Rajghat — the Mahatma Gandhi memorial of on the bank of the Yamuna river.

A minute’s silence was observed by all leaders present at the black granite memorial. BJP leader L K  Advani and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Kariya Munda led the parliamentarians in paying floral tributes at the portraits of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri in the Central Hall of Parliament House.

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