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Indira Gandhi was a mother to this nation: Varun Gandhi

BJP MP Varun Gandhi hailed his grandmother and Congress stalwart Indira Gandhi on her hundredth birth anniversary, calling her “a mother to this nation”.

india Updated: Nov 19, 2017 16:57 IST
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Members of the Indian National Congress party pay their respects to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 100th birth anniversary in Amritsar on November 19, 2017.(AFP Photo)

BJP MP Varun Gandhi on Sunday hailed his grandmother and Congress stalwart Indira Gandhi on her hundredth birth anniversary, calling her “a mother to this nation”.

“‘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,” Varun Gandhi said in a tweet.

He also tweeted a picture in which the former prime minister is seen holding him, then a small child, in her lap.

Other Gandhi family members, including Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi, also paid rich tributes to Indira Gandhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid his tributes to her earlier in the day.

Indira Gandhi, the first woman prime minister of the country, was born on this day in 1917 in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad.

First Published: Nov 19, 2017 16:57 IST