Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, PM Modi, others paid tribute to Former PM Rajiv Gandhi on Death Anniversary

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UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi along with sister Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday paid floral tribute to Former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his Death Anniversary in Veer Bhumi in the national capital.

‘My father was gentle, loving, kind & affectionate. He taught me to love & respect all beings. To never hate. To forgive. I miss him. On his death anniversary, I remember my father with love & gratitude’, tweeted Congress President Rahul Gandhi remembering his father.

While Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi also took to Twitter on the occasion. Gandhi sharing the old picture of herself with her father tweeted, ‘You will always be my hero’.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former President Pranab Mukherjee pay tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, on his death anniversary at Veer Bhumi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to the former PM. ‘Tributes to former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary’, said PM Modi in a tweet.

Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had represented the Amethi Lok Sabha Seat four times. He became the Sixth Prime Minister of India. He has served as the Prime Minister from 1984 to 1989 after the assassination of Indira Gandhi.

Rajiv Gandhi was killed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during an election rally in Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur on May 21, 1991.

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee also remembered the former Prime Minister. She said in a tweet, “Solemnly and very fondly remembering former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary.”

Overseas Congress chief Sam Pitroda, in a series of tweets, said: “Today is the day to pay respect to this great leader who dreamed of India in the 21st century and at the same time reflect on his contribution to India.”

Pitroda worked with him as an advisor on technology missions.

“Rajiv Gandhi’s life was taken away at an early age by a terror attack. His loss left a huge vacuum in politics, leadership, and development in India,” he added.

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