NEW DELHI: The Congress on Sunday paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the anniversary of her death, with former party chief Rahul Gandhi hailing her as an outstanding example of women’s power. Rahul Gandhi honored flowers for Indira Gandhi at her ‘Shakti Stahl’ memorial here.
Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister, was assassinated on this day in 1984 by two of her security guards. “My grandmother served the country fearlessly until the last minute – her life is an inspiration to us,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.
“A wonderful example of women’s strength, a humble tribute to Mrs. Indira Gandhi on the day of her martyrdom,” he said. Congress, in a tweet from its official Twitter account, also praised the contribution of the country’s former Prime Minister. “She represented strength. She personified sacrifice. She personified service. Billion salutes the Iron Lady of India, our first female Prime Minister, the real Bharat Ratna, Saint. Indira Gandhi, on her death anniversary,” the Congress said in her tweet.