Top leaders pay floral tribute to the former President of India


NEW DELHI | Sept 01, 2020:

The Mortal remains of former President Pranab Mukherjee have been laid at his official residence at 10 Rajaji Marg.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Ministers, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria paid floral tributes to Mukherjee at his residence.

BJP president J P Nadda, Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, leader of Congress party in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Choudhary, CPI leader D Raja and leaders from different political parties paid tributes to Mr Mukherjee.

The general public is now paying tributes. Due to requirement of following social distancing norms and other COVID related protocols the mortal remains of the former President will proceed in a hearse van instead of the normal gun carriage.

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