Rajiv Gandhi death anniversary: Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka pay tribute at Vir Bhumi

Rajeev Gandhi Death Anniversary , Rahul , Sonia , Priyanka

New Delhi, May 21: Former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Party President Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, among others, paid homage to the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at Vir Bhumi in the national capital on his 27th death anniversary.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, Ex-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Ashok Gehlot also visited also visited the memorial on Monday morning.

Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to pen an emotional post saying, “My father taught me that hate is a prison for those who carry it”. The Congress chief thanked his father for the “most valuable gift”.

“My father taught me that hate is a prison for those who carry it. Today, on his death anniversary, I thank him for teaching me to love and respect all beings, the most valuable gifts a father can give a son. Rajiv Gandhi, those of us that love you hold you forever in our hearts”, the Congress President tweeted.

Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a woman suicide bomber of LTTE, the terrorist group in Sri Lanka led by Prabhakaran, on May 21, 1991. The attack was carried out at an election rally in Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur, a village located about 40 kms from Chennai.


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