Top Interesting Facts About Indira Gandhi

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1. Strong supporter of Palestine

This iron lady of India was called the strong supporter of Palestine. She was also actively involved in the Middle East policy formulation by the United States.

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3. Indira Gandhi assassination

After the incident of Golden Temple where she ordered Indian army to enter inside, Sikh community was against her. On her controversial step and decision, she was killed by her own Sikh bodyguards on 31st October 1984. The bodyguards were Satwant Singh and Beant Singh.

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4. Attack on Golden Temple

The initial lady Prime Minister of India criticized worldwide for her involvement and interference in Golden temple issue. She ordered the Indian army team during those times to enter into the Golden Temple and take the strict action. The Sikh community was so much pissed by her decision that later she was assassinated by her own Sikh bodyguard.

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5. Debatable Figure

The Iron lady of India was a debatable and controversial figure as a result of handful of her statement and steps taking during her tenure. Till today, she was considered to lead to Indira declaration of the state of Emergency for the first time in India.

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6. Close Friendship with Margaret Thatcher – Former Prime Minister

Indira Gandhi had the close friendship with former British Prime Minister and another Iron lady of her nation Margaret Thatcher. She was so much attached to Indira Gandhi that she sent a center touching letter to his son Rajiv Gandhi after her assassination. She mentioned that she was very shocked and sad with this specific incident and felt like she lost among her family members. Indira Gandhi wasn't only called the great statesman but also while the caring and warm lady.

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7. Fight Between Indira Gandhi and Maneka Gandhi

Maneka Gandhi was daughter in law of Indira Gandhi and married to her older son Sanjay Gandhi. They both were having one son named Varun Gandhi. There were several subjects where there is disagreement between and Maneka and Indira Gandhi. The fight was so serious that Maneka Gandhi was instructed to leave her house as soon as possible. Maneka was very shocked with this particular incident and said that she's unable to understand the reason for this type of behavior with me as I haven't done anything wrong. Moreover, I'm more loyal towards my mother-in-law as compared towards my mother.

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8. Worked to decrease birth rate in India

Indira Gandhi took multiple steps during her tenure as Prime Minister of the nation to decrease the birth rate in the country. She wanted India to cultivate, develop and prosper like other developed nations of the entire world and this was only possible with the limited population. She was gained huge popularity at that time for this step. She gave targets for sterilization to its concerned officials

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9. Close association of her father with Mahatma Gandhi

Jawahar Lal Nehru had a very deep and close association with Father of Nation – Mahatma Gandhi through the independence movement. She was so much influenced with this that she ended her name from Indira Nehru to Gandhi as her last name and proudly called Indira Gandhi.

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10. Burnt her favorite dolls at the age of 5

Indira Gandhi-the Iron Lady of India is recognized as the revolutionary leader from her childhood days. Her father participated in a number of movements in those days and revolutionary nature will come in her blood while seeing this at home. Once she burnt her favorite doll when she came to learn that the dolls were produced in England and the exact same Britishers ruling our country. She was just 5 years old in this incident.

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