Oops! Congress leader Karan Singh welcomes 'PM Atal ji' instead of PM Modi in Jammu

In a major embarrassment,  senior leader Dr Karan Singh referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Jammu at the moment attending the centenary celebrations of late Congress leader Girdhari Lal Dogra. He is accompanied by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

 Oops! Congress leader Karan Singh welcomes PM Atal ji instead of PM Modi in Jammu

Senior Congress leader Dr Karan Singh. PTI

The incident occurred during the centenary celebrations of the late Congress leader. While addressing the centenary celebrations, Singh misaddressed PM Modi as Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

"I would like to welcome Prime Minister Atal ji," ANI report quoted Singh as saying.

The event also saw the presence of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.

Girdharilal Dogra was the Finance Minister of Jammu & Kashmir for 27 years and presented over 26 budgets.

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Updated Date: Jul 17, 2015 14:08:05 IST