“My father was a visionary leader whose policies helped shape modern India,” Rahul Gandhi wrote along with a video of Rajiv Gandhi’s speech: ‘India is an old country but a young nation. And like the young everywhere, we are impatient. I am young and I too have a dream. I dream of India as strong, independent, self-reliant, and in the forefront and the front rank of the nations of the world, in the service of mankind. I am committed to realizing that dream through dedication, hard work, and the collective determination of our people.”
“This is what really helped my father. I could see this process taking place where he would go and meet people, get into their details, and understand their details. And look at the big picture,” Rahul Gandhi says.
My father was a visionary leader whose policies helped shape modern India.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 21, 2022
He was a compassionate & kind man, and a wonderful father to me and Priyanka, who taught us the value of forgiveness and empathy.
I dearly miss him and fondly remember the time we spent together. pic.twitter.com/jjiLl8BpMs
On May 21, 1991, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber during an election rally in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu. 31 years ago on this day – May 21, 1991 – a terrible tragedy struck India as Congress leader and ex-prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated.
Rajiv Gandhi, born on August 20 in 1944, took over the charge of the Congress in 1984 following the assassination of his mother and then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He became India’s youngest Prime Minister at the age of 40 when he assumed office in October 1984. He served as the Prime Minister of India till December 2, 1989.
Meanwhile, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi paid homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 31st death anniversary at Vir Bhumi in the national capital on Saturday.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday (May 18) ordered the release of AG Perarivalan, who was in jail for 30 years after being convicted for Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination. Perarivalan, alias Arivu, was charged with procuring two batteries that went into the making of the bomb used in the attack.