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Indira Gandhi became the third Prime Minister of India

Indira Gandhi became the third Prime Minister of India in 1966. Indira Gandhi, the only daughter of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, was elected the third Prime Minister of independent India on this day in 1966. On January 19, 1966. It was a truly remarkable day for India. The nation was to get a new Prime Minister and a first female prime minister of independent India. It was the third following Lal Bahadur Shastri died in Tashkent Capital of Uzbekistan some dates ago. It has come down to two competitors the 70-year-old Gandhiwadi Morarji Desai, and the daughter of first prime minister Indira Gandhi, the 49-year-old was an Information and Broadcasting diplomat in Lal Bahadur Shastri’s government.

First female Prime Minister of India
First female Prime Minister of India

January 19 Indira Gandhi became independent of India’s third Prime Minister. Her father, Jawaharlal Nehru, was the nation’s first and kept the office for 17 long years. In the earliest immediate competition ever existed for the office, Indira Gandhi was named by administrators of the Congress party members assembled in the large hard durable timber and fresh velvet principal hall of Parliament. Indira Gandhi was India’s third prime minister and the first woman to hold the office of the prime minister of India working from the year 1966 until 1984 when she was assassinated by her bodyguards.

Indira Gandhi was the only daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, who become the first prime minister of India after independence. She grew as a national political composition in the year 1955, when she was elected to be the part of the governing assembly of the Congress Party. In the year 1959, she worked as president of the National Congress party and in the year 1964 was elected to an influential job in Lal Bahadur Shastri’s governing administration. Shortly after becoming prime minister, Gandhi was questioned by the other member of the opposite formed Congress Party, and in the 1967 election, she gained only a small success and therefore had to direct with a deputy prime minister.

Indira Gandhi taking the oath as a Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi taking the oath as a Prime Minister of India

When her father’s heir, Lal Bahadur Shastri, died unexpectedly in the year 1966, she rose to the office of prime minister. Apparently, on unstable terrain following the Congress Party’s close win in the 1967 election, Gandhi sensed her father’s former associates with her snap. In 1969, after she acted unilaterally to nationalize the country’s banks, Congress Party elders attempted to dismiss her from her position. Instead, Gandhi assembled a new wing of the electorate with her populist attitude and bonded her to continue to hold on to government with an absolute legislative triumph in the year 1971. On October 31, 1984, Gandhi was shot and assassinated by two of her bodyguards, both Sikhs, in revenge for the strike at the Golden Temple.