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Leaders pay tributes to Indira on death anniversary

chandigarh Updated: Oct 31, 2012 19:28 IST
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The nation remembered former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 28th death anniversary on Wednesday with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paying homage to the departed leader.


Mukherjee, vice-president Hamid Ansari and Singh paid floral tributes at Shakti Sthal, the memorial of Gandhi, here Wednesday morning.

Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Lt governor Tejinder Khanna were also present on the occasion.

Union ministers Sushilkumar Shinde, Salman Khurshid, M Veerappa Moily, Kamal Nath, PK Bansal and Narayana Swamy and new inductees Deepa Dasmunsi and Chiranjeevi were also present.

Devotional songs were played at the venue. A speech by Indira Gandhi was also played on the occasion.

The former Prime Minister was assassinated by her bodyguards on October 31, 1984, the same year when she had launched 'Operation Blue Star' to crush secessionist movement in Punjab.