Several political leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi on Thursday paid tributes to late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 103rd birth anniversary.
“Tributes to former PM Smt. Indira Gandhi Ji on her birth anniversary,” tweeted Prime Minister Modi.
पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री इंदिरा गांधी जी को उनकी जयंती पर नमन।
Tributes to former PM Smt. Indira Gandhi Ji on her birth anniversary.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 19, 2020
Sonia Gandhi along with her son Rahul visited Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum to pay the tribute to the former PM.
— Congress (@INCIndia) November 19, 2020
Rahul Gandhi also remembered her as a symbol of impressive leadership via a tweet. “A tribute to the birth anniversary of Smt Indira Gandhiji, an efficient Prime Minister and power. The entire nation still exemplifies his impressive leadership, but I always remember him as my beloved grandmother. His teachings inspire me constantly,” Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter (roughly translated from Hindi).
एक कार्यकुशल प्रधानमंत्री और शक्ति स्वरूप श्रीमती इंदिरा गांधी जी की जयंती पर श्रद्धांजलि।
पूरा देश उनके प्रभावशाली नेतृत्व की आज भी मिसाल देता है लेकिन मैं उन्हें हमेशा अपनी प्यारी दादी के रूप में याद करता हूँ। उनकी सिखायी हुई बातें मुझे निरंतर प्रेरित करती हैं। pic.twitter.com/9RHDnAClOJ
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 19, 2020
Born on November 19, 1917, to India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Kamala Nehru, Indira Gandhi served as the first and only woman prime minister of the country from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 until her assassination in October 1984.