`Obama should have mentioned Nehru`s name`

US President Barack Obama should have taken the name of Jawaharlal Nehru instead of just referring to him as the country`s first Prime Minister during his speech in Mumbai today, a senior Congress leader said.

Last Updated: Nov 07, 2010, 00:32 AM IST

New Delhi: US President Barack Obama
should have taken the name of Jawaharlal Nehru instead of just
referring to him as the country`s first Prime Minister during
his speech in Mumbai today, a senior Congress leader said.

The leader, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said
Obama "should have referred to Pandit Jawaharal Nehru by
name."

He was referring to Obama`s speech at the Taj Mahal
Hotel in Mumbai after paying tributes to victims of the 2008
Mumbai carnage in which he quoted the words of the first prime
minister.

While concluding his speech, Obama said: "as your
first Prime Minister said the day that the Father of your
Nation was taken from you, we shall never allow that torch of
freedom to be blown out, however high the wind or stormy the
tempest."

-PTI