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Indira was a mother to this nation: Varun Gandhi

BJP leader Varun Gandhi made the remark in a tweet on the occasion of Indira's centenary birth anniversary

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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MP today hailed his grandmother and stalwart on her hundredth birth anniversary, calling her "a mother to this nation". "Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently'. To a lady that was a mother to this nation. Miss you Dadi...

I know you always watch over us," said in a tweet. He also tweeted a picture in which the former prime minister is seen holding him, then a small child, in her lap.

Other Gandhi family members, including chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi, also paid rich tributes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid his tributes to her earlier in the day. Indira Gandhi, the first woman prime minister of the country, was born on this day in 1917 in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad.

First Published: Sun, November 19 2017. 16:53 IST