Three decades on, the wait for Indira Gandhi's statue continues

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan pays tributes to former prime minister Indira Gandhi on 100th birth anniversary at Parliament House in New Delhi. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and other dignitaries are also

BJP MP Varun Gandhi today hailed his grandmother and Congress stalwart Indira Gandhi on her hundredth birth anniversary, calling her "a mother to this nation".

Mr Gandhi, Dr Singh and former President Mukherjee paid floral tributes to India's Iron Lady Indira Gandhi at Shakti Sthal this morning.

Other Gandhi family members, including Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi, also paid rich tributes to Indira Gandhi.

The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) celebrated the birth centenary of first woman Prime Minister, late Indira Gandhi at the Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here on Sunday.

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Congress party is organizing a cutural programme at Nehru Park in New Delhi this evening.

During the Indo-Pak War in 1965, Indira Gandhi, the then Information & Broadcasting Minister, under Lal Bahadur Shastri's Ministry, had fearlessly visited the Punjab border to encourage and cheer the Indian Army. "The ten years of his prime ministership were not only period of rapid economic and social change, they witnessed the lowest terrorist violence, prolonged communal harmony, peace on the country's borders and a globally acknowledged rise in India's standing in the global community of nations", the statement said.

Recalling Indira Gandhi's contribution to the country, he said that the late PM was instrumental in nationalising banks in the late 1960s, which resulted in the common man becoming closer to banks.

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