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Rahul Gandhi Remembers Father Rajiv Gandhi On His Death Anniversary


Rahul Gandhi remembers his late father and former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 33rd death anniversary

New Delhi:

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, remembering his late father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 33rd death anniversary, shared a post and referred to his father’s dreams as his own.

Rahul also shared a childhood photograph of him with his father in which Rajiv Gandhi can be seen with his hand on Rahul’s shoulders.

In the post, Rahul said, “Father, Your dreams, my dreams, Your aspirations, my responsibilities. Your memories, today and always, always in my heart.”

Ahead of this, Rahul along with Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi paid homage to Rajiv Gandhi at Veer Bhumi in Delhi on Tuesday morning.

Other Congress leaders like P Chidambaram and Sachin Pilot also paid their respects to the former prime minister in the national capital.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Rajiv Gandhi, “On his death anniversary, my tributes to our former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji,” he posted on X.

Rajiv Gandhi 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. Born on August 20, in 1944, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber during an election rally in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu on May 21, 1991.

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