Rahul Gandhi Leads Congress March on Indira Gandhi’s Death Anniversary

Written by | October 31, 2016 | 0

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday led a march from Party headquarters at 24, Akbar Road to Indira Gandhi memorial museum at 1, Safdarjung Road along with other senior party leaders on the occasion of the death anniversary of the Former Prime Minister.

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma also took a part in this march.

The Delhi Government had closed down the memorial of Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s Shakti Sthal following the death of two ducks there because of suspected avian influenza.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary. “Tributes to Mrs. Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary,” Modi tweeted.

Gandhi was India’s first woman Prime Minister. She was born on November 19, 1917 and was assassinated on October 31, 1984, few months after she ordered the Operation Blue Star in Amritsar to counter the Punjab insurgency.

Two of her Sikh bodyguards shot her with their service weapons at the Prime Minister’s residence. Both the accused were sentenced to death and hanged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail, while following her cremation, millions of Sikhs were displaced and nearly three thousand were killed in anti-Sikh riots.

She was the second longest-serving Prime Minister after her father, late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. She held the Prime Minister’s office from January 1966 to March 1977 and from January 14, 1980 till her death.

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