Indira Gandhi 102nd Birth Anniversary: Sonia Gandhi, Narendra Modi pay tribute to former PM

  • Prime minister Narendra Modi along with top politicians paid tributes to Indira Gandhi on her 102nd birth anniversary today.

  • Gandhi was the prime minister between 1966 and 1977 and later between 1980 and 1984. She was born on this day in 1917 in Allahabad to Jawaharlal Nehru and Kamala Nehru.

  • With that, top Congress leaders, including party chief Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi, also paid homage to Indira Gandhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with top politicians paid tributes to Indira Gandhi on her 102nd birth anniversary today. Indira was the prime minister between 1966 and 1977 and later between 1980 and 1984. She was born on this day in 1917 in Allahabad to Jawaharlal Nehru and Kamala Nehru.

"Tributes to our former PM Indira Gandhi Ji on her birth anniversary" Modi wrote on Twitter.

With that, top Congress leaders, including party chief Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi, also paid homage to Indira Gandhi.

Former president Pranab Mukherjee, ex-vice president Hamid Ansari, Congress leaders, MPs and party workers also paid floral tributes to the former prime minister at Shakti Sthal, her memorial.

"On her birth anniversary we pay homage to India's first female Prime Minister, the Late Smt Indira Gandhi. Her will and determination led our country to great heights," the Congress said in a tweet from its official Twitter handle. "Her contributions to India's national security, economy and foreign policy will always be cherished," the party said.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today remembered his grandmother and said the former prime minister played an important role in establishing India as a strong country.

"Blessed with a strong, capable leadership and amazing management ability, Iron lady who played a key role in establishing India as a strong country and my beloved grandmother late Mrs Indira Gandhi. My tributes to her on her birth anniversary," he tweeted in Hindi.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, former Union minister Jairam Ramesh, Milind Deora and Kumari Selja were among the senior party leaders who paid tributes to the former prime minister on Twitter.

Ramesh tweeted:

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Nov 19, 2019 13:10:23 IST