Remembering Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary

Remembering Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary
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Rajiv Gandhi, India’s youngest Prime Minister, was assassinated on May 21, 30 years ago. The Congress leader was assassinated during a political campaign, 30 years ago today.

But this year due to the pandemic, the Congress party has asked all its state units and frontal organisations to observe the death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi as the day of ‘Seva and Sadbhavna’.

This year the party workers have been asked to distribute relief materials to people. Rajiv Gandhi was the sixth prime minister of India. He took charge as PM in 1984 following the assassination of his mother Indira Gandhi.

Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991 during an election campaign by an LTTE suicide bomber in Sriperumbudur, Chennai.

After his death, his wife Sonia Gandhi took charge of Congress. Rajiv has many contributions to his name. From computers to PCO in rural India, he is known for many development works in the country.

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Rahul Gandhi also paid floral tribute to his father today on his death anniversary.

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