Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday paid tribute to his grandmother and former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi on her 103rd birth anniversary. Rahul Gandhi tweeted “efficient prime minister” and as someone who was a “form of power.”
“I pay my tribute on the birth anniversary of Smt. Indira Gandhi, an efficient Prime Minister and form of power. While the entire nation, even today, speaks of her impressive leadership, I always remember her as my beloved grandmother. Things she taught me inspire me everyday,” the former Congress president posted on his Twitter handle along with a picture.
Gandhi also paid a visit to Shakti Sthal, the memorial of Indira Gandhi in the national capital, to pay his tribute to her.
The official twitter account of the Congress also remembered Indira Gandhi as a “trail blazer, visionary, true leader and great daughter of India.” The party tweeted: “A trailblazer, a visionary, a true leader and a great daughter of our motherland, Smt. Indira Gandhi was much more than a Prime Minister to our citizens; she was the revitalising strength in their quest for greatness and prosperity. Today, we pay a proud tribute to India’s Indira.”
Born on November 19, 1917, Indira Gandhi was the daughter of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the third prime minister of India and the second-longest serving after her father.