Congress pays tribute to Indira Gandhi



Srinagar: State Congress Unit on Tuesday paid tributes to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 33rd death anniversary.

Various leaders paid floral tributes to the late Prime Minister at Congress headquarters here in Srinagar.

“We pay tribute to a dynamic leader; India’s first and only female PM and 1999’s ‘Woman of the Millennium’, Indira Gandhi,” the State Congress president Ghulam Ahmed Mir said.

“Remembering Indira ji and her immense passion for India and its people. She was a leader whose conviction remains unparalleled,” he said.

Besides, Mir, several other leaders including Usman Majid, Ghulam Nabi Monga, Muhammad Sultan Mandoo and other were present on the occasion.

She was the daughter of the first Prime Minister late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Born on November 19, 1917, Indira Gandhi was assassinated on October 31, 1984, by her bodyguards.

The assassination came a few months after she ordered the storming of the Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar in the “Operation Blue Star” to counter the Punjab insurgency.

She held office from January 1966 to March 1977, and again from January 14, 1980 till her death.

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