New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 100th birth anniversary.
"Remembering Indiraji: a warrior, a revolutionary, a woman of conviction, compassion and sacrifice. My grandmother, my friend, my ever guiding light," Rahul Gandhi tweeted after paying floral tributes.
Remembering Indiraji:a warrior,a revolutionary,a woman of conviction,compassion & sacrifice.My grandmother,my friend,my ever guiding light pic.twitter.com/IcpKGNsdd7
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) November 19, 2016
While the Congress party in its message to the only woman prime minister of India, in a tweet said, "Indian National Congress pays tribute to the Iron Lady of India, Smt.Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary today."
I would need a couple of rebirth to tell the whole story of Indira Gandhi: Cong President Sonia Gandhi pic.twitter.com/6C2lfecKFd
— ANI (@ANI_news) November 19, 2016
"Indiraji shared her birthday with another Iron Lady, who died fighting the British. Our humble tribute to Rani Laxmibai," party's another tweet said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary.
"Tributes to former Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary," Modi tweeted.
Tributes to former Prime Minster Smt. Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 19, 2016
Indira Gandhi was the only child of India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 19 November, 1917 in Allahabad.
She served as Prime Minister of India for three consecutive terms from January 1966 to March 1977 and a fourth term from 14 January, 1980 until she was assassinated on 31 October, 1984.