Congress leaders pay homage to Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 31, 2017, 04:52 AM(IST)

Many Congress leaders remembered Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary. Photograph:( ANI )

Several Congress leaders paid homage to former prime minister Indira Gandhi. 

Indira Gandhi, the first and to date the only woman prime minister of India was assassinated on October 31, 1984, by her own bodyguards. 

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Prime minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi paid floral tribute to Indira Gandhi's memorial site "Shakti Sthal".

The day marks the 33rd death anniversary of Ms.Gandhi. 

The then PM's assassination was the result of an outrage over "Operation Blue Star" where she had ordered the storming of troops at Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar.

Over a thousand people died in the anti-Sikh riots aftermath of Gandhi's death. 

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