Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti: Leaders across political spectrum pay tribute

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Oct 02, 2019, 08.51 AM(IST)

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Politicians across all ideological fringes and beliefs come together to pay homage to the ''Father of the Nation"

On the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, politicians across parties come together to pay homage to the ''Father of the Nation".

The Prime Minister tweeted "Tributes to beloved Bapu! On #Gandhi150, we express gratitude to Mahatma Gandhi for his everlasting contribution to humanity. We pledge to continue working hard to realise his dreams and create a better planet".

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The President of India, Ram Nath Koving expressed his love for Bapu and said, "Homage to Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti. The 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is an occasion for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the value of truth, non-violence, harmony, morality, and simplicity. His message remains relevant for all and he continues to be our guiding light".

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The Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh tweeted "Greetings to everyone on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. We bow to him for his tremendous contribution in shaping the destiny of this country. My heartfelt tributes to Bapu on his Jayanti".

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The current Union Minister of Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi tweeted, "On his “Jayanti”, tributes to Mahatma Gandhi Ji, the “Torchbearer of Cleanliness and Sanitation” and “Apostle of Peace & Non-Violence”.

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Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change tweeted, "Today as a tribute to this day is also commemorated as day of Non-Violence. World really needs Non-Violence because Violence creates problems, Non-Violence offers solution."

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The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis tweeted, "Our Salutations to Mahatma Gandhi ji on ! It is very special that we are celebrating his 150th birth anniversary. India is marching forward with a great speed towards fulfilling Bapu's dreams of rural development, Make In India and !"

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The Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee tweeted, "Homage to ji on his 150th birth anniversary. We will pay tribute to the Father of the Nation at his statue on Mayo Road, . To mark , the historic Gandhi Bhavan in Beleghata, renovated by Govt, will be inaugurated today "

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Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "On his 150th Jayanti, my tributes to Mahatma Gandhi Ji, the “Father of the Nation”, who through his words & deeds, showed us that love for all living beings & non-violence is the only way to defeat oppression, bigotry & hatred."

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Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Minister of Law and Justice of India tweeted, "My tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th Birth Anniversary. Let us commemorate his birth anniversary by contributing towards Swachh Bharat and saying NO to single-use plastic. This will be our real tribute to Bapu."

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P. Chidambaram tweeted, "I have asked my family to tweet on my behalf the following on October 2, 2019. Today is the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. My salutations and homage to the Great Soul."

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Harsh Vardhan, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare tweeted ". Bapu advocated ‘fasting’ as it detoxifies & rejuvenates the body. Make it at least once a week! Movement is an impactful initiative to promote public health & revive Gandhiji's dream of a healthy & productive India."

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Shatrughan Sinha tweeted, "On this pious day, 2nd October, let's pay our pranams, homages, salutes to two Priceless Gems, our loving 'Bapu' on his 150th birth anniversary & to our former PM, a humble man on his 115th birth anniversary. Let's celebrate, the teachings."

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