Today, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has paid an emotional tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary. Rahul Gandhi is currently in abroad, tweets that his “Dadi’s” (grandmother) principles continue to be the guiding forces in his life.
Shared a picture of his grandmother, Mr. Gandhi tweeted in Hindi: “Today is the anniversary of my grandmother’s martyrdom. Your iron resolve and fearless decisions will guide me at every step.”
Rahul Gandhi went to abroad on a “meditational visit,” informed party sources. Congress National Chief Sonia Gandhi also paid homage to her mother-in-law at her memorial site in New Delhi. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other senior party leaders including BS Hooda also paid homage to Indira Gandhi at the Shakti Sthal.
Indira Gandhi has served as the first and only woman Prime Minister of India from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 until her assassination in the year 1984.
On 31st October, 1984, Ms. Gandhi was assassinated by her personal bodyguards at her official residence, months after she directed “Operation Bluestar”, in which the army squall the “Golden Temple” in Amritsar, which is one of the holiest Sikh Shrines, to eliminate separatists hidden inside.
49-year-old Rahul Gandhi is the son of Indira Gandhi’s elder son Rajiv Gandhi, who was announced the Prime Minister of India, after her assassination.
Earlier this year after the grand old party miserably failed in the recently-concluded 2019 General Elections, Mr. Gandhi quits as the Congress National Chief.