PM Modi, Shah pay homage to Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary

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ANI New Delhi, India Oct 31, 2019, 09.06 AM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday paid homage to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary.

Taking to Twitter, Modi tweeted, "A humble tribute to the former Prime Minister of the country, Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary."

Amit Shah also paid tribute to the former prime minister while flagging off 'RunForUnity' marathon at Rashtriya Ekta Diwas at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi.

"Today, we pay tributes to former PM Indira Gandhi," he said.

Indira Gandhi served as the first and only woman Prime Minister of India from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 until her assassination in October 1984.

She was assassinated by her own Sikh bodyguards at her residence in Akbar Road on October 31, 1984.

This came after Operation Bluestar was executed at Amritsar's Golden Temple, wherein Gandhi had ordered the Indian Army to confront Sikh separatists who had taken shelter in the holy shrine. 
 

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Amit Shah also paid tribute to the former prime minister while flagging off 'RunForUnity' marathon at Rashtriya Ekta Diwas at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi.