PM Narendra Modi, Congress party interim chief Sonia Gandhi (centre) and Union Minister Amit Shah (right) pay to the victims of 2001 Parliament attack | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
File photo of PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu and leaders from all political parties Friday paid tributes to the victims of the 2001 Parliament terror attack.

Among those present to pay homage to the victims on the 18th anniversary of the attack included Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP MP Pragya Thakur, Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Rahul Gandhi.

On 13 December 2001, around 40 minutes after Parliament was adjourned, five heavily armed terrorists from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) opened fire inside the Parliament complex. Five Delhi Police personnel, a woman CRPF trooper, two Parliament watch and ward staff and a gardener were killed, while an injured journalist died later.

From left to right Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Sonia Gandhi, Narendra Modi and former PM Manmohan Singh | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
(From left to right) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Sonia Gandhi, PM Narendra Modi and former PM Manmohan Singh at Parliament House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi holds a green umbrella while MP Pragya Thakur passes by | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and BJP MP Pragya Thakur among others at Parliament | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Family members of the victims of 2001 Parliament attack | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Family members of the victims of 2001 Parliament attack were also present to pay homage | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with Sonia Gandhi at the Parliament house
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with Sonia Gandhi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Amit Shah (extreme left) stands while Rajya Sabha MP Ram Gopal Yadav (left), Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad (centre) and DMK MP T. R. Baalu (right) greet each other| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Amit Shah (extreme left) looks on as Rajya Sabha MP Ram Gopal Yadav (left), Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad (centre) and DMK MP T.R. Baalu (right) greet each other | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
MP Pragya Thakur salutes the victims who lost their libves in 2001 Parliament attack | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
MP Pragya Thakur salutes at the memorial made in memory of the victims who lost their lives in 2001 Parliament attack | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Parliament was attack on 13 December in 2001 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Politicians and Parliament staff turned up in large numbers to pay tribute to the people killed during the 2001 Parliament attack | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
From left to right, Amit Shah, Narendra Modi and Venkaiah Naidu line up to pay floral tributes
(From left to right) Home Minister Amit Shah, PM Narendra Modi and Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu stand in queue to pay floral tributes | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Rajya Sabha Chairman Naidu removed his cap before paying tribute as a mark of respect | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu removed his cap in respect before paying tribute to the victims| Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

(With inputs from PTI)

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