New Delhi: On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 32nd death anniversary. PM Modi said that I join my fellow countrymen & women in remembering former PM Smt. Indira Gandhi on her Punya Tithi.
Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her own bodyguards on this day in 1984.
Mr. Modi also paid tributes to Sardar Patel on his 141st birth anniversary.
PM Modi said that I bow to Sardar Vallabhai Patel on his birth anniversary. Sardar Patel’s life is a journey of deep-rooted courage, dedication and service to the Motherland. He is truly the architect of Modern India.
On Monday, the nation remembered former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 32nd death anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and other leaders paying tributes to her.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi paid floral tributes at Shakti Sthal, the memorial of Indira Gandhi.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had also paid tributes to Indira Gandhi.
About Former PM of India Smt. Indira Gandhi:
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was born on 19 November 1917 and killed on 31 October 1984. She served as Prime Minister from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984, making her the second-longest-serving Prime Minister after her father.
Gandhi served as her father’s personal assistant and hostess during his tenure as prime minister between 1947 and 1964. Upon her father’s death in 1964, Gandhi refused to enter the Congress party leadership contest and instead chose to become a cabinet minister in the government led by Lal Bahadur Shastri.
She went to war with Paksitan in support of the independence movement and war of independence in East Pakistan, which resulted in an Indian victory and the creation of Bangladesh.
Indira Gandhi also presided over a controversial state of emergency from 1975 to 1977 during which she ruled by decree. She was assassinated in 1984 by her Sikh bodyguards a few months after she ordered the storming of the Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar to counter the Punjab insurgency.