PM Narendra Modi, Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi and other senior leaders paid tribute to the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the eve of her 101st Birth Anniversary. Sonia Gandhi, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, BJP Leader Lal Krishna Advani, former President Pranab Mukherjee, former vice president Hameed Ansari, and Home Minister Rajnath Singh were amongst the senior leaders who were present at the venue to pay tributes to Indira Gandhi at Shakti Sthal in Delhi.
Congress leaders and Rajasthan former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot remembered Indira Gandhi and her contribution to the nation that was immense. Her great love towards the country and her dedication towards working for the welfare of the people would always be an inspiration for all her people.
Tributes to India’s former Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi Ji on her birth anniversary.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 19, 2018
Indira Gandhi was the first ever female Prime Minister who served from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 until her assassination in October 1984, making her the longest serving Prime Minister after her father Jawaharlal Nehru. During her long tenure, she took several crucial decisions which changed the course of Indian history to some extent. The emergency during the year 1975 was rolled out during her government in power.
Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal also paid tribute to Indira Gandhi by saying that the nation should work to keep the diversity of the nation intact. Randeep Singh Surjewala, senior Congress leader said that her contribution towards building the nation cannot be forgotten. The Congress’ party’s Twitter handle tweeted a short video in her remembrance.
Her courage, her strength, her conviction and so much more.
— Congress (@INCIndia) November 19, 2018
Indira Gandhi, often referred to as the ‘Iron Lady of India’ was born on 19th November 1917 in Uttar Pradesh to Jawaharlal Nehru and Kamala Nehru. She became the Prime Minister of India after the British left. She was assassinated by two of her own bodyguards at her own residence on October 31, 1984.
19th November also marks the birth anniversary of Rani Lakshmibai who was born in 1828. She made a significant contribution during the first war of Independence.
PM Modi Pay Tribute to Indira Gandhi on Her 101st Birth Anniversary
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