Government and opposition pay tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary. tweeted. Parliamentarians led by speaker Om Birla also paid floral tributes to the former Prime Minister.

“Tributes to former PM Smt. Indira Gandhi Ji on her birth anniversary,” PM Narendra Modi tweeted. The official Twitter handle of the Lok Sabha Secretariat posted a video wherein the parliamentarians offered floral tribute to the Prime Minister in Parliament’s Central Hall.

“Lok Sabha Speaker Shri @ombirlakota, Leader of Opposition (Rajya Sabha) Shri @ghulamnazad, MPs and former MPs paid tributes to Smt. Indira Gandhi, on her birth anniversary in Parliament House,” the tweet read.

Earlier in the day, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul Gandhi visited Shakti Sthala (Indira Gandhi’s memorial) to pay floral tribute to the first female Prime Minister of India.

Rahul posted a picture of his grandmother on Twitter and remembered her as an “efficient Prime Minister” and as someone who was “Shakti Swaroop” (form of power).

“I pay my tribute on the birth anniversary of Smt. Indira Gandhi, an efficient Prime Minister and form of power. While the entire nation, even today, speaks of her impressive leadership, I always remember her as my beloved grandmother. Things she taught me inspire me every day,” he tweeted (roughly translated from Hindi).

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.