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Manmohan, Sonia, Rahul pay tribute to Indira Gandhi on her 34th death anniversary

On October 31, 1984, two of former prime minister Indira Gandhi’s bodyguards -- Satwant Singh and Beant Singh -- gunned her down at her 1, Safdarjung Road residence in New Delhi.

india Updated: Oct 31, 2018 10:42 IST
Indira Gandhi,Congress president Rahul Gandhi,Sonia Gandhi
Congress president Rahul Gandhi pays homage to former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary, at Indira Gandhi Memorial in New Delhi on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.(PTI photo)

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday paid tributes to late prime minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary.

They paid floral tributes at the slain leader’s memorial at Shakti Sthal here.

“Remembering Dadi (grandmother) today with a deep sense of happiness. She taught me so much and gave me unending love. She gave so much of herself to her people. I am very proud of her,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

“Today we honour... the first female Prime Minister of India and one of the strongest leaders our country has seen,” the Congress party said.

“Through her premiership, our nation saw great victory, incredible development and most importantly upliftment of all sections of society,” the party tweeted.

On October 31, 1984, two of Indira Gandhi’s bodyguards -- Satwant Singh and Beant Singh -- gunned her down at her 1, Safdarjung Road residence here.

First Published: Oct 31, 2018 10:42 IST