Mumbai: PM Narendra Modi paid tribute to former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary. Modi tweeted saying, “A humble tribute to the former Prime Minister of the country, Mrs. Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary.”
देश की पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री श्रीमती इंदिरा गांधी को उनकी पुण्यतिथि पर विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 31, 2019
While flagging off the ‘run for unity’ race at Rashtriya Ekta Diwas at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi the Amit Shah also pays homage to Indira Gandhi, “Today, we pay tributes to former PM Indira Gandhi,” he said.
On 31 October 1984, Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, was killed by her Sikh bodyguards. The assassination sparked four days of riots that left more than 8,000 Indian Sikhs dead in revenge attacks. This came after Operation Bluestar was executed at Amritsar’s Golden Temple, wherein Gandhi had ordered the Indian Army to confront Sikh separatists who had taken shelter in the holy shrine.
Indira Gandhi is the first and only woman who served the nation as Prime Minister India from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 until her assassination in October 1984.
“Her fortitude in the face of adversity and steadfast opposition to colonialism will never be forgotten. It is due to greats like her that India won freedom,” Modi tweeted.
According to various internet sites, the Rani Laxmi bai was also born on this day in 1828.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other senior leaders including BS Hooda also paid homage to Indira Gandhi at the Shakti Sthal here.