Indira Gandhi a Lady, who took Indian Politics by storm
Indira Gandhi was one of the strongest and Independent women we can have. During the tenure of her Prime Ministership she had done a lot for us. On her Deadth anniversary Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary. He tweeted “Tributes to Mrs. Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary.” Notably Gandhi was assassinated in year 1984 on October 31st .
Rahul Gandhi’s march
Grandson of Indira Gandhi, Rahul who is not as much as good in politics like his Grandmaa led a march from Party headquarters at 24, Akbar Road to Indira Gandhi memorial museum at 1, Safdarjung Road along with other senior party leaders on the occassion of the death anniversary of the Former Prime Minister. Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma also took a part in this march.
Indira Gandhi’s childhood life
She was the daughter of famous politician Jawaharlal Nehru, independent India’s first Prime Minister, and Kamla Nehru; she was the only child of the couple, a younger brother dying in infancy. Her childhood was not at all normal as her father mostly used to stay away from home due to his political commitments and her mother frequently suffered from bouts of illness.
She acquired basic knowledge in home and attended school for higher education. Indira was enrolled at the Viswa Bharti University in Calcutta but had to leave the same due to the ailing health of her mother in Europe. Post the death of her mother, Indira attended the University of Oxford in Britain, where she studied history, political science and economics. However, due to her constant ill-health, she returned to India without a degree.
After the demise of her father in 1964, Indira Gandhi was appointed as a member of the Rajya Sabha. She also became one of the members of Lal Bahadur Shastri’s cabinet, serving as the Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
When Lal Bhaudri Shastri died there were a lot of contenders for the PM post but Indira became the first Indian female Prime Minister. As the Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi showed exceptional political skills and resolve and drove out many senior Congressmen out of the party and power. This led to internal dissent in the party, leading to a split in the Indian National Congress in 1969. As a PM, Iron Lady brought about a radical change in the country’s economic, political, international and national policies.
One of her crucial economic decisions included the nationalization of fourteen major commercial banks. Her decision for direct war against Pakistan was also supported by people.
Personal Life & Legacy
Indira Nehru and Feroze Gandhi knew each other since childhood – this acquaintance slowly matured into a relationship when both of them were in the UK for their studies. They got married in March 1942 and were later blessed with two sons – Rajiv Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi. She is still alive in our hearts because she was the one who decided to dare Indian society and showed them that a woman can lead in every aspects, whether its personal or professional .