Congress President pays tribute to Gandhi, Shastri

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi today paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversaries.

Sonia Gandhi stated that “Gandhi was the “conscience of the nation” and Shastri an “impactful figure in Independent India”.

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Sonia said: “The principles he laid for Indian national movement redifined freedom struggles all over the world.”

October 2 is the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who is also known as the “Father of the Nation” and Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of the country.

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Defining Shastri as an impactful figure in Independent India, Sonia said: The highest standards of propriety in public life and commitment to build a self reliant and strong India is his legacy.”