New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Union Home Minister Amit Shah paid homage to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 35th death anniversary today. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi wrote, “A humble tribute to the former Prime Minister of the country, Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary.”
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah also paid tribute to the late PM while flagging off the ‘Run for Unity’ marathon on Rashtriya Ekta Divas at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi.
On the other hand, Congress leaders also paid floral tributes to late Indira Gandhi at a remembrance ceremony at Shakti Sthal. The members include Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former President of India Pranab Mukherjee, former vice-president Hamid Ansari, former PM Manmohan Singh and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot who also remembered the late PM’s contribution to national security, economy and foreign policy.
Indira Gandhi had 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 October 1984. She was assassinated by her own Sikh bodyguards at her residence in Akbar Road on October 31, 1984.