Hyderabad, Sept 4 :
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and a host of leaders on Friday paid homage to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, who died in a chopper crash on Thursday.
The Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, Defence Minister A K Antony and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit placed wreaths on Reddy's body at the Chief Minister's camp office in Begumpet area. Home Minister P Chidambaram and other Union Ministers, including Sushil Kumar Shinde, Salman Khurshid and Andhra Pradesh Governor N D Tiwari were among others who offered their tributes and placed wreaths on Reddy's body.
The leaders consoled the family members including the late chief minister's son Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy. The leaders also wrote condolence messages at the camp office. The leaders arrived in Hyderabad early morning by a special flight. Thousands of party workers, who came in from different parts of the state, also paid homage to their departed leader throughout the night.