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Congress president Rahul Gandhi
Congress president Rahul Gandhi

Our own has been recognised and honoured: Rahul after Pranab Mukherjee chosen for Bharat Ratna

ANI | Updated: Jan 25, 2019 23:41 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 25 (ANI): Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday congratulated former President Pranab Mukherjee on being chosen for the highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna.
Rahul said that his party takes great pride in the fact that the immense contribution to public service and nation building of one of their own, has been recognised and honoured.
"Congratulations to Pranab Da on being awarded the Bharat Ratna! The Congress Party takes great pride in the fact that the immense contribution to public service & nation building of one of our own, has been recognised & honoured," Congress president wrote on his Twitter handle.
Congress leader and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid told ANI: "It's government's decision. I celebrate the fact that Pranab Da has got the well-deserved award of Bharat Ratna. I am sure that for others also there are very good reasons. Those contributed to the country's growth and glory being recognised by the country is a welcome sign."
Soon after the Rashtrapati Bhavan announced the award, Mukherjee also expressed gratitude towards the people of India.
"It is with a deep sense of humility and gratitude to the people of India that I accept this great honour #BharatRatna bestowed upon me. I have always said and I repeat, that I have got more from the people of our great country than I have given to them. #CitizenMukherjee," Mukherjee wrote.
Mukherjee’s political career spanned about five decades, during which he held various key posts in the Congress as well as in the governments led by Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, P V Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh. (ANI)