Congress Efficient and former PM Indira Gandhi’s close aide ML Fotedar has claimed that Indira had predicted her death days before she was assassinated and wished her granddaughter Priyanka Gandhi to step in her shoes.
Indira’s long time political advisor also said that the former prime minister saw potential in Priyanka and was certain that she had the ability to become a great leader and carry forward her political legacy.
In April 2009 interview Priyanka had said:”My brother was absolutely, let me tell you, her favourite and the idealising granddaughter would be kind of Margins for the favourite grandson.”
Further sad, “I was taken aback by the manner in which she opened up. Maybe she had a premonition that her end was imminent and she felt the need to talk about her desire to see Priyanka become a leader. I felt her words were really important. That night, I wrote down every word she said that day about Priyanka.”
Indira Gandhi was assassinated on October 31, 1984 in Delhi. The Gandhi loyalist, ML Fotedar’s recollection of the olden times will be soon released in his book Chinar Leaves on October 30.