Congress accuses Centre of not celebrating Indira centenary

Congress accuses Centre of not celebrating Indira centenary

Congress accuses Centre of not celebrating Indira centenary

Congress leaders in Kerala on Sunday paid glowing tributes to late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary. "Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently".

Rahul, who is set to take over as Congress president within a fortnight, termed her "dadi" his "mentor and guide", who gave him strength. After inaugurating a blood donation camp on the occasion, TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy accused the BJP-led NDA government of distorting history to marginalise the contributions of Nehru-Gandhi family to the country. At a time when every one wrote off the Congress party, it was Indira Gandhi's rare qualities that enabled her to come back into reckoning, he said.

Lollen remembered the contributions of Indira Gandhi towards the nation, particularly when India was reeling under severe drought and starvation twice across the country.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi has said, Indira Gandhi was committed to the ideals of secularism and social justice. While Indira Gandhi constantly opposed mixing religion with politics, Mr. Modi was trying convert India into a Hindu nation, he said.

That was fundamental to her character. Kolkata Municipal Corporatio (KMC) too organised an event in front of the Indira Gandhi statue, attended by state ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee."Gandhi, after becoming prime minister, adopted pro-people policies".

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