On Former PM of India Indira Gandhi’s death anniversary, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi paid tribute saying she will always be the guiding force
New Delhi| Tributes poured in from across the country on Former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi’s death anniversary. Former Congress President and Grandson of Indira Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi paid an emotional tribute through his twitter account. Rahul Gandhi who is currently abroad for his meditation trip took to twitter saying his “Dadi’s” principles continue to be the guiding force in his life.
आज मेरी दादी श्रीमती इन्दिरा गांधी जी का बलिदान दिवस है। आप के फौलादी इरादे और निडर फैसलों की सीख हर कदम पर मेरा मार्गदर्शन करती रहेगी। आपको मेरा शत् शत् नमन।
My tributes to my grandmother & former PM, Smt Indira Gandhi Ji on the anniversary of her martyrdom.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 31, 2019
“Today is the anniversary of my grandmother’s martyrdom. Your iron resolve and fearless decisions will guide me at every step,” Gandhi tweeted in Hindi along with a photo of his grandmother.
Current Congress President Sonia Gandhi paid her tribute to late Indira Gandhi at her memorial site in New Delhi. She was joined by Former PM Manmohan Singh and other senior leaders also paid tribute to Indira Gandhi at the Shakti Sthal.
Former Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh & Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi pay homage to Smt. Indira Gandhi at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.#IndiasIndira pic.twitter.com/WY6SF6noJ4
— Congress (@INCIndia) October 31, 2019
Her Granddaughter Congress general secretary of the of Eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi also took to twitter also share her tribute. Priyanka shared a photograph of her and Indira Gandhi hugging each other along with a Sanskrit shloka.
यह वह पहला श्लोक है जिसे हमारी दादी ने मेरे भाई और मुझे सिखाया। अक्सर हमें देख कर इसकी पहली पंक्ति बोलती थीं और हम इसे पूरा करते थे।
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) October 31, 2019
Indira Gandhi was the first and the only female Prime Minister of India. She served as Prime Minister from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 until her assassination in October 1984, making her the second-longest-serving Indian Prime Minister after her father.
Gandhi was known for her political intransigence and unprecedented centralisation of power. She went to war with Pakistan in support of the independence movement and war of independence in East Pakistan, which resulted in an Indian victory and the creation of Bangladesh, as well as increasing India’s influence to the point where it became the regional hegemon of South Asia.
After her assassination her son, late Rajiv Gandhi took over the party’s command. Rajiv Gandhi went on to be PM after her death.
Rahul Gandhi earlier left the designation of party President after which his mother Soniya Gandhi become the President of Congress Party.
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