New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari paid floral tributes to Indira Gandhi on her 32nd death anniversary.
Modi pays tribute to Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary. "Tributes to Mrs. Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary," Modi tweeted.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was also present at the Indira Memorial, where Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi paid tributes to her along with party President Sonia Gandhi and other senior leaders. The dignitaries attended a prayer meeting on the occasion. Leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sharma, Kumari Selja, Ahmed Patel and Randeep Surjewala covered the one- kilometre-long distance from the Congress headquarters to the memorial with Rahul.
Earlier, the party had cancelled the annual commemoration programme at Shakti Sthal as it continues to remain shut after reporting a number of duck deaths amid the bird flu scare in the city.
Gandhi was India's first woman Prime Minister. She was born on November 19, 1917 and was assassinated on October 31, 1984, few months after she ordered the Operation Blue Star in Amritsar to counter the Punjab insurgency. She was the second longest-serving Prime Minister after her father, late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. She held the Prime Minister's office from January 1966 to March 1977 and from January 14, 1980 till her death.