Why did Modi mention 3 former PMs including Nehru, who died while in office?
While delivering the inaugural address at the special inaugural session of the new Parliament House, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also mentioned the three Prime Ministers, including Nehru, who died while in office. Know who those three Indian Prime Ministers were.
When India became independent on 15 August 1947, the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru gave the first historic speech in the Parliament. Now that the first special session of India’s new Parliament building is going on and the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the first speech, he also remembered the country’s first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru. He also discussed those Prime Ministers who died while in office. Nehru was the first PM of the country who died while in office.
Nehru became the first Prime Minister of the country after independence. Then when the country’s first general elections were held in 1952, under his leadership the Congress won and formed the government at the Centre. Under the leadership of Nehru, Congress also won the general elections of 1957 and 1962. He remained Prime Minister continuously, but shortly after the conflict with China in 1962, Nehru’s health began to show signs of decline. (file photo)
He suffered a mild heart attack in 1963. In January 1964 he suffered a further debilitating stroke. He died a few months later on 27 May 1964 during his third tour. At that time he was still on the post of Prime Minister of the country. (news18)
After the death of Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri became the Prime Minister of the country in the year 1964. He was such a personality who, as Prime Minister, not only gave the gift of military glory to the country but also showed the path of Green Revolution and industrialization. While Shastri ji considered the farmers as the food providers of the country, he also had immense love for the border guards of the country due to which he gave the slogan ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’. However, Shastri’s tenure did not last very long. (file photo)
During Shastri’s tenure, India went to war with Pakistan in 1965. After this, Tashkent Agreement was signed between the two countries. Lal Bahadur Shastri went to Tashkent to make this agreement. After the agreement, Shastri died there on 11 January 1966 due to a heart attack. (file photo)
Indira Gandhi became the third Prime Minister of the country after the death of Shastri in 1966. After this he led Congress to win the 1967 general elections. But Indira Gandhi also had to face the powerful syndicate of the party. In 1969, he broke the party and formed a new Congress. He had achieved the necessary numbers to remain in power. Indira again won the 1971 elections but after the imposition of emergency, her party faced a massive defeat in the 1977 elections. (news18)
Indira Gandhi is addressed as ‘Iron Woman’. She was the first woman Prime Minister of the country. After Operation Blue Star, on October 31, 1984, two of Mrs. Gandhi’s Sikh bodyguards posted at her residence shot her dead. (Photo Twitter/@rachitseth)
This post originally appeared on hindi.news18.com