Prime Minister Modi Pays Tribute To Indira Gandhi Death Anniversary

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Pays Tribute To Indira Gandhi on her 33rd Death Anniversary. Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was an Indian stateswoman and central figure of the Indian National Congress. She was the first and, to date, the only female Prime Minister of India.

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Gandhi served as her father’s personal assistant and hostess during his tenure as Prime Minister between 1947 and 1964. She was elected Congress President in 1959. Upon her father’s death in 1964 she was appointed as a member of the Rajya Sabha and became a member of Lal Bahadur Shastri’s cabinet as Minister of Information and Broadcasting. In the Congress Party’s parliamentary leadership election held in early 1966. She defeated her rival, Morarji Desai, to become leader, and thus succeeded Shastri as Prime Minister of India