Congress hails Indira Gandhi as 'Iron lady', Rahul remembers 'beloved grandmother' on birth anniversary

Taking to Twitter, the former Congress chief remembered Indira Gandhi as an 'efficient prime minister' and someone who still sets an example of 'her impressive leadership'

Press Trust of India November 19, 2020 15:51:38 IST
Congress hails Indira Gandhi as 'Iron lady', Rahul remembers 'beloved grandmother' on birth anniversary

New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday paid rich tributes to former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary with Rahul Gandhi saying the whole country still gives the example of her impressive leadership.

Born on 19 November, 1917, Indira Gandhi served as Prime Minister from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984.

"A trailblazer, a visionary, a true leader and a great daughter of our motherland, Indira Gandhi was much more than a Prime Minister to our citizens; she was the revitalising strength in their quest for greatness and prosperity. Today, we pay a proud tribute to India's Indira," the Congress tweeted from its official Twitter handle.

Rahul Gandhi also paid tributes to his grandmother, calling her an efficient prime minister.

"The whole country still gives the example of her impressive leadership, but I always remember her as my beloved grandmother. Her teachings inspire me constantly," the former Congress chief said.

Rahul also paid floral tributes at her memorial 'Shakti Sthal' in Delhi.

Congress' chief spokesperson and party general secretary Randeep Surjewala also paid rich tributes to Indira Gandhi on her 103rd birth anniversary.

"Known as the Iron lady across the world, the one with determination, courage and amazing ability, the first and only woman Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. My tributes to her on her birth anniversary," he said.

The Indian Youth Congress marked her birth anniversary by distributing blankets to the poor and needy in Delhi

"Celebrating birth anniversary of Iron Lady Late Indira Gandhi with poor and needy by distributing blankets to save them from biting cold of Delhi," IYC president Srinivas BV tweeted.

In a tweet paying tribute to the former prime minister, Mahila Congress said, "We pay our deepest homage to the embodiment of Shakti, Former PM Indira Gandhi."

"Her unflinching dedication and determination towards the nation's progress and her indomitable courage to overcome the most difficult circumstances serves as an inspiration to us," the Mahila Congress said.

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