True or False: Indira Gandhi came from a family of politicians.
True! Her dad, Jawaharlal Nehru, was India’s first Prime Minister.
How many years did she hold the position?
Gandhi served a total of 15 years over two terms. Her first term lasted from January 1966 to March 1977. Her second started in January 1980 and ended on October 31, 1984.
Which country did Gandhi help establish?
As prime minister, she championed massive centralization of power throughout the Indian Government. With this newfound power, India went to war with Pakistan and East Pakistan, resulting in the creation of Bangladesh.
How many female Prime Ministers has India had?
Indira Gandhi is India’s only Prime Minister.
What was the name of the organization Indira Gandhi led when she was 12?
The Monkey Brigade (Vanar Sena) was a group of 60,000 children who took a stand against British rule. The young revolutionaries spend their time addressing envelopes, making flags, passing messages and putting up notices about upcoming demonstrations.
What other titles did Indira Gandhi hold? Check all that apply.
Please select 4 correct answers
Indira Gandhi was the President of the Indian National Congress in 1959 while her father was still alive. She also held the title of Minister for Atomic Energy from 1967-How 77, the Minister for Space from 1972-77 and as Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
True or False: At one point, Indira Gandhi was banned from politics.
True! In 1977, Indira Gandhi was found guilty of dishonest election practices, excessive spending during the election, and for using government property and officials for party purposes. As a result, she was stripped from her parliamentary seat and banned from office for six years. India spent time in political upheaval and disarray until Gandhi’s reelection in 1980.
What was the name of the military operation Gandhi employed to remove armed military revolutionaries from the Golden Temple?
The objective of Operation Blue Star was to neutralize the militant Sikh preacher Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his armed supporters.
How did Idira Gandhi die?
Indira Gandhi died on October 31, 1984. Her Sikh bodyguards killed her as a result of Operation Blue.
Who is the current Prime Minister of India?
India’s current (and 14th) Prime Minister is Narendra Modi. He has been in office since 2014.