Several leaders paid their homage on Sunday to mark the birth centenary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, with tributes pouring in from across party lines.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi tweeted paying homage to his grandmother.
I remember you Dadi with so much love and happiness. You are my mentor and guide. You give me strength. #Indira100— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) November 19, 2017
His mother, and Congress President Sonia Gandhi described her as a prime minister for whom there was only one religion — that all Indians were equal children of the motherland.
She fought for secularism, against all those forces seeking to divide the Indian people on lines of religion and caste. She gloried the rich diversity of India, its profound democratic and secular values.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted a tribute to the former PM.
Tributes to former PM Mrs. Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 19, 2017
As did President Ram Nath Kovind and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Nation remembers former Prime Minister Smt Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary #IndiraGandhi— Ram Nath Kovind (@iamRamKovind) November 19, 2017
Remembering former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 100th birth anniversary— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 19, 2017
BJP MP and Indira Gandhi’s grandson Varun Gandhi also took to Twitter to pay homage to his late grandmother.
'Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently'. To a lady that was a mother to this nation. Miss you Dadi... I know you always watch over us. pic.twitter.com/2UltgEExD7— Varun Gandhi (@varungandhi80) November 19, 2017
Former President Pranab Mukherjee, former PM Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi went to Shakti Sthal to pay their tributes. Mukherjee tweeted:
Remembering Smt. #IndiraGandhi on her Birth Centenary. Her steely determination, clarity of thought & decisive actions made her a towering personality. Undoubtedly and rightfully India's #IronLady. pic.twitter.com/oY5TLVz5tW— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) November 19, 2017
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