After election results, PM Modi says country remembers Nehru’s contributions

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New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled the contribution of nation’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on the occasion of his 55th death anniversary on Monday. Modi tweeted, “Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji on his death anniversary. We remember his contributions to our nation.”

The prime minister had constantly attacked Nehru on the campaign trail for the Lok Sabha elections 2019 criticising him for holding back India’s growth during his rule.

In his message, Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Many democratic nations as young as India, soon degenerated into dictatorships. On his death anniversary, let us remember Jawaharlal Nehru Ji’s contribution in building strong, independent, modern institutions, that have helped democracy survive in India for over 70 years”

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu tweeted, “Tribute to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary today. His contribution in the creation of modern India will always be remembered.”

In the outgoing cabinet, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also tweeted, “Remembering India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s contribution to our society and the nation on his punyatithi. I offer my tributes to him.”

Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14 November 1889 in Allahabad (now Prayagraj) in Uttar Pradesh. His father was Motilal Nehru and mother Swaroop Rani. He served as the Prime Minister of the country for the first and the longest time. He served as Prime Minister till his death on May 27, 1964.