Sat, 06 Jul 2013 16:30:00 GMT | By PTI

Politicians should not discriminate between great men: Advani

Congress MPs, Speaker and Vice President did not attend a programme organised in Parliament to pay tributes to Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary


Politicians should not discriminate between great men: Advani (© Reuters)

New Delhi: Dismayed over Congress MPs not attending a programme to pay floral tributes to Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee in Parliament, BJP leader L K Advani on Saturday said politicians should not discriminate on party lines between great men of the nation.

Congress MPs, Speaker Meira Kumar and Vice President Hamid Ansari were conspicuous by their absence from a programme organised in Central Hall of Parliament to pay floral tributes to Mookerjee on his birth anniversary today.

Noting this, Advani said at the BJP headquarters later, "The great men of the nation should not be discriminated on party lines.... In the Central Hall, when we gathered to pay floral tributes to Mookherjee, I did not see anybody from the Congress. I noticed that they had not come."

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