PM Modi, MPs pay floral tributes to victims of 2001 Parliament attack
A total of nine people lost their lives while trying to thwart five militants who entered the Parliament House premises in 2001.india Updated: Dec 13, 2016 13:45 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with MPs and leaders of various political parties, on Tuesday marked the 15th anniversary of the 2001 Parliament attack by paying floral tributes to the victims at the plaque installed within the premises.
Vice-president Mohammad Hamid Ansari, former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Rajya Sabha deputy speaker PJ Kurien, Union home Minister Rajnath Singh and finance minister Arun Jaitley were among those who paid their homage to the deceased.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and senior party leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma also attended the event.
Two persons from the Parliament Security Service of the Rajya Sabha, five Delhi Police personnel and a woman constable of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) lost their lives while battling five militants who had entered the Parliament House premises on December 13, 2001. A gardener of the CPWD also lost his life in the attack and at least 25 others were injured.