Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday paid homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary.
Congress party said in a tweet, “We honour and remember former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary today. A visionary leader and a fine human being. He stood for compassion, love & truth. He is dearly missed today and everyday.”
“Let us build an India proud of her independence, strong, self-reliant… united by bonds transcending caste creed & region; liberated from the bondage of poverty, & of social & economic inequity” Today we honour the life of Late PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi,” Congress party added.
Rajiv Gandhi was born on August 20, 1944. He was an Indian politician who served as the 6th Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989.
He took office after the assassination of his mother and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to become the youngest Indian PM at the age of 40.
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991, and the day is observed every year as ‘Anti-Terrorism Day’.