Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted Congress President Sonia Gandi on her birthday, wishing her a long and healthy life. “Best wishes to Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi on her birthday. May Almighty bless her with a long and healthy life,” Modi tweeted.
Best wishes to Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi on her birthday. May Almighty bless her with a long & healthy life.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 9, 2014
Sonia, who turned 68 today, has decided not to celebrate her birthday in view of terror and Naxal attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and Chhattisgarh respectively. “In solidarity with the martyred Army and police personnel there, Gandhi has asked Congresspersons not to celebrate her birthday,” the party had said in a statement here yesterday.
This is the first birthday of Gandhi after the last Lok Sabha elections, which saw a virtual rout of Congress nationwide at the hands of BJP. Eleven security force personnel were killed in a predawn attack by militants on an Army camp in Uri area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir on December 5. All the six militants involved in the attack were also killed.
Maoists had unleashed a major attack, killing 14 CRPF personnel and injuring 12 others in Naxal-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on December 1.