Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to our nation's first female Prime Minister

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Published: November 19,2022 03:44 PM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the occasion of her birthday

November 19, 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the occasion of her birthday.



Indira Gandhi was born on November 19, 1917, in Allahabad, to a Kashmiri Pandit family. Indira Gandhi was an Indian politician who was a key figure in the Indian National Congress. She was elected as our nation's third Prime Minister in 1966, and she was also the first and, to this day, only female Prime Minister of India.



She died on October 31, 1984.



Gandhi's first eleven years as prime minister saw her transform from a puppet of Congress party leaders to a strong leader with the iron resolve to split the party over her policy positions or to go to war with Pakistan to assist Bangladesh in its liberation war in 1971.



D K Barooah, the former president of INC coined the phrase "India is Indira and Indira is India".