Rosaiah recalls Indira’s reforms and sacrifices

Hyderabad: Former governor of Tamil Nadu K Rosaiah has stated former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was recognized as a dashing woman not only in India but also across the world.

Participating in Indira Gandhi birth centenary celebrations held under the chairwomanship of Mahila Congress president Nerella Sharadha at Indira Bhavan on Saturday, Rosaiah recalled that Indira Gandhi led her life facing several hardships though she was born and brought up in a rich family. Indira worked for the unity and integrity of the nation and even laid down her life for the nation, he said.

Indira Gandhi’s social reforms helped the nation to move forward and get recognition in the world. He reminded the audience that Indira had faced several hardships even after becoming Prime Minister. She was hailed as ‘Iron Lady’, who tried to eradicate poverty with ‘Garibi Hatavo’ programmes.

Rosaiah further recalled that Indira Gandhi implemented the famous 20-point plan and developed the agriculture sector with ‘green revolution’.  Indira sacrificed her life for the sake of the nation and strove for a poverty-free nation, he said and opined that the real tributes to Indira Gandhi were the implementation of her slogans, ideals and aspirations.

TPCC Chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy said the Congress could take up year-long programmes to mark Indira Gandhi’s birth centenary.

-NSS

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