Salute the soldiers: Tribute paid to Martyrs of 2001 Parliament Attack
Updated On : 13 Dec 2014,09:26 PM
Leaders from all over the country paid homage to martyrs of 2001 Parliament attacks.
The leaders, who also included Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha M Thambi Durai, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi and CPI’s D Raja, observed a silence for a while in remembrance of the martyrs and paid them floral tributes.
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other members attended a solemn ceremony held in the premises of Parliament.
Parliamentarians led by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan paid homage to martyrs on the 13th anniversary of the attack on Parliament.
On the anniversary of the attack on Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted those who were martyred protecting the temple of democracy.
Paying homage to the martyrs, the Prime Minister had earlier tweeted, “We salute martyrs who lost their lives protecting the Temple of our Democracy on this day in 2001. Their sacrifices are etched in our memory”.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj paying homage to martyrs of 2001 Parliament attack.