Politicians from various political parties, including Prime Minister Nrednra Modi, gathered at the Parliament on Wednesday morning to pay floral tributes to the bravehearts.
Also in attendance were vice-president Venkaiah Naidu, Union home minister Rajnath Singh, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi was seen exchanging pleasantries with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad after paying their respects at the martyrs’ memorial.
Delhi: Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and EAM Sushma Swaraj at the Parli… https://t.co/5mM0W1ieFz
— ANI (@ANI) 1513143568000
In a highly-charged moment, PM Modi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appeared to set aside their differences, warmly greeting one another on their way to the House.
#Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets former PM Manmohan Singh at the Parliament. https://t.co/PZeiDmoE69
— ANI (@ANI) 1513143425000
Political leaders also took to Twitter to pay homage to those who sacrificed their lives on the altar of the nation.
We pay homage to those who laid down their lives protecting the temple of our democracy on 13th December 2001. Thei… https://t.co/B4rd1ZpRFK
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1513146620000
Tributes to the martyrs of the 2001 Parliament attack. Violence in any form is condemnable. Let us all strive for peace
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) 1513103965000
On 13/12/2001 our brave soldiers dispelled a terror attack on the Parliament house and displayed exemplary courage…. https://t.co/jPXB58WTNv
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) 1513135413000
The nation salutes the exemplary valour and courage of those martyrs who sacrificed their lives protecting the Temp… https://t.co/fMJYrk4gMA
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) 1513130717000
Homage to martyrs whose supreme sacrifice to protect our temple of democracy will never be forgotten by a grateful… https://t.co/TOOkydaaPQ
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) 1513142766000
We will never forget the #ParliamentAttack of 2001 that shook the nucleus of our democracy. The political resolve o… https://t.co/jJizboZk2G
— Congress (@INCIndia) 1513142442000
On December 13, 2001, five heavily-armed terrorists belonging to terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), stormed the Parliament complex in New Delhi and opened fire indiscriminately.
14 people, of them 13 security personnel and one civilian, were killed in the attack.
The incident took place around 40 minutes after Parliament was adjourned and about 100 members of parliament were present in the building.
Source : timesofindia