New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi 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 recognized 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 recognized & honoured’, Congress president wrote on his Twitter handle.
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 countru than I have given to them. #CitizenMukherjee’, Mukherjee wrote.