Indira Gandhi and her hidden facts!
Indira Gandhi was indeed a strong lady. She showed her exceptional working skills in politics, especially at that time when only males were the dominant part of the political domain. So, today India is remembering this Iron lady on her 33th death anniversary. So, we too tried to capture some hidden facts about her.
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi or Indira Gandhi as she was generally known was brutally assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards, on this day, October 31, 1984.
Listed below are 10 lesser-known facts about woman with steel determination:
1. She was the only child of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru and was born on November 19, 1917.
2. Indira Gandhi was well educated lady. She was educated in Swiss schools and at Somerville College, Oxford.
3. Indira Gandhi was elected as the president of the Indian National Congress in 1960.
4. After Lal Bahadur Shastri’s abrupt demise in 1966, she succeeded him as the Prime Minister.
5. Most controversial decision that was taken by her was that she nationalized 14 banks during her first term of elections.
6. She is the second longest serving PM of India, after her father.
7. In 1975, after she was convicted of an election offence and barred from politics for 6 years, she imposed Emergency.
8. She went to war with Pakistan in support of the independence movement and war of independence in East Pakistan, which resulted in an Indian victory and the creation of Bangladesh in 1984.
9. Her Sikh bodyguards assassinated her a few months after she ordered the storming of the Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar to counter the Punjab insurgency.
10. Her bodyguards had fired 31 bullets at her, of which 30 had hit; 23 had passed through her body while 7 were trapped inside her.
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