Congress Leaders, PM Modi Pay Tribute To Indira Gandhi On Death Anniversary

Pranab Mukherjee, Manmohan Singh and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi were the first ones to pay floral tributes to the late prime minister Indira Gandhi at 'Shakti Sthal' where she was cremated, while PM Modi took to Twitter to pay his regards.

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Congress Leaders, PM Modi Pay Tribute To Indira Gandhi On Death Anniversary

Rahul Gandhi pays a floral tribute at 'Shakti Sthal', where his grandmother Indira Gandhi was cremated

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

Mr Mukherjee, Dr 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, while PM Modi took to Twitter to pay his regards.

"Tributes to former PM Mrs Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary," PM Modi said in a tweet.

Later, Dr Singh and Rahul Gandhi also attended a prayer meeting at the Indira Gandhi Memorial at 1 Akbar Road in Delhi.

Many former union ministers, senior Congress leaders and MPs were also present at both the places.

Pranab Mukherjee also tweeted, "Remembering PM Smt Indira Gandhi today. A strong leader and a visionary who served the nation till her last breath."

Rahul Gandhi 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 has just returned home after being admitted to a hospital.

Indira Gandhi, the then prime minister, was assassinated on this day in 1984 by two of her security guards.

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