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Locals pay tribute to Indira Gandhi in her constituency.

Byline: ANI

Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 19 (ANI): People paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 92nd birth anniversary in her constituency here.

Indira Gandhi contested the Lok Sabha elections from here and remained Prime Minister for three consecutive terms.

The locals recalled all efforts made by Indira Gandhi to develop the constituency.

"Be it sugar mill, textile mill, all of them which are on the verge of closing down owing to lack of developmental policies of the non congress government of Uttar Pradesh, were installed because of Indiraji. We had no infrastructure, power water nothing she developed the place. Sonia Gandhi (the current Member of Parliament from Raebareli and Chairman of the Congress Party) is also working on those lines," said Kusum Singh, a local.

"She instilled pride in us and inspired to lead a life of dignity. Leaders have made history but she altered geography. She created a new nation state when she promoted formation of Bangladesh," said Ram Sewak Chodhary, a veteran Congress leader. (ANI)

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