Tributes paid to Indira Gandhi on 33rd death anniversary

NEW DELHI
31 Oct 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his predecessor Manmohan Singh and former president Pranab Mukherjee paid tributes to Indira Gandhi on her 33rd death anniversary.

"Tributes to former PM Mrs Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary," Modi said in a tweet. Mukherjee, Singh and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi were the first ones to pay floral tributes to the late prime minister at 'Shakti Sthal' where she was cremated. Later, Dr Singh and Rahul also attended a prayer meeting at the Indira Gandhi Memorial at 1 Akbar Road here. Many former union ministers, senior Congress leaders and MPs were also present at both the places.

Mukherjee also tweeted, "Remembering PM Smt Indira Gandhi today. A strong leader and a visionary who served the nation till her last breath." Rahul put out a tweet remembering the words of his grandmother along with her picture saying, "Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave: Indira Gandhi." Congress president Sonia Gandhi could not attend the programmes as she is indisposed. She has just returned home after being admitted to a hospital. Indira Gandhi, the then prime minister, was assassinated this day in 1984 by two of her security guards.