Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi on Thursday paid tributes to former prime minister and her grandmother the late Indira Gandhi and mentioned whereas the US has for the primary time elected a lady Kamala Harris as Vice President, India had chosen Indira Gandhi to be Prime Minister 50 years in the past.
Taking to Twitter, Ms Gandhi wrote in Hindi: “Kamala Harris became US’ first woman Vice-President. On the anniversary of Indira Gandhi, it should be realised that India had chosen a women Prime Minister 50 years ago. Indira Gandhi’s courage and strength will always be an inspiration for women worldwide.”
Born on November 19, 1917, to India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Kamala Nehru, Indira Gandhi served as the primary and solely girl prime minister of the nation from January 1966 to March 1977 and once more from January 1980 till her assassination in October 1984.