Connect with us

India

Read How India lost youngest Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

Published

on

rajiv_gandhi-wefornews
File Photo

Rajiv Ratna Gandhi hold the position of Prime Minister of India at the age of 40 after the assassination of his mother Indira Gandhi.

Nehru-wefronewsHe was Born on August 20, 1944 in a family that had a great Political command in India. His grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru played a terrific role in freedom fight and became Independent India’s first prime minister While his mother Indira Gandhi was the first and only woman Prime Minister of India.Indira-wefornewsRajiv completed his schooling from elite Doon School and then studied at University of London at Trinity College, Cambridge in Britain. There Rajiv Gandhi met with an italian student Sonia Maino and fell in love with her. They tied a knot in 1969. rajiv marriage-wefornewsRajiv’s younger brother Sanjay Gandhi stepped in politics and became a trusted lieutenant of her mother Indira Gandhi. In 1980, Sanjay Gandhi died in a plane crash following which Rajiv had to enter politics at the instance of his mother. In 1981, he won the first Lok Sabha election from Amethi. Later he became the General Secretary of the congress Party.gandhi-wefornewsRajiv eldest son Indira and Feroze Gandhi, made a major contribution in modernising India. He had a foresight vision to anaylse that information technology will play a key role in the 21st century and worked actively in his tenure as Prime Minister. He made many efforts to improve relations with other countries like United States relations with India and expanded higher education programs in all over the India.sonia-rajiv-wefornewsRajiv Gandhi authorised an extensive police and army campaign against the militants in Punjab. Rajiv’s government suffered a major setback when its efforts to broke peace between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE rebels backfired. According to the peace accords signed in 1987, the LTTE would disarm to the Indian Peace Keeping Force which was sent to Sri Lanka.rajiv-wefornewsBut distrust and a few incidents of conflict turned out into open fighting between the LTTE militants and Indian soldiers. More than thousand Indian soldiers lost lives and at last Rajiv Gandhi had to pull out Indian forces from Sri Lanka. It was a biggest failure of Rajiv’s diplomacy.rajiv-wefornewsThough Rajeev Gandhi promised to curb corruption, he and his party were themselves implicated in corruption scandals. The major scandal being Bofors Gun scandal involving alleged payoffs by the Swedish Bofors arms company.rajeev-wefornewsThe scandal rapidly tarnished his popularity and he lost the next general elections held in 1989. A coalition comprising government came to the power but it could not last its full term and general elections were called in 1991.freedom-wefornewsOn May 21, 1991 while campaigning for elections in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, Rajiv Gandhi was surrounded by many Congress supporters and well wishers. At around 10 pm, the assassin greeted him and bent down to touch his feet. She then exploded an RDX explosive laden belt attached to her waist-belt. The act of violence was reportedly carried out by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, expressing their resentment over the formation Indian Peace-keeping Force.

Wefornews Bureau

India

Sonia terms Modi speech as old rhetoric, Rahul says it was weak

Published

on

Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi described Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech during no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha as an “old rhetoric” and Congress President Rahul Gandhi said it was “weak”.

The Congress party termed his speech as “dramebaazi” (theatrics).

The Modi government on Friday passed the no-confidence motion moved by the opposition with an overwhelming majority, with the government getting 325 out of a total 451 votes.

Only 126 MPs voted in favour of the motion.

Soon after the government won the no-confidence motion, Modi said that the NDA has the confidence of 125 crore people.

“NDA has the confidence of the Lok Sabha and the 125 crore people of India. I thank all the parties that supported us in the vote. Our efforts to transform India and fulfil the dreams of our youth will continue. Jai Hind!,” he said in a tweet.

Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said: “We posed questions to Prime Minister Modi on Rafael deal, Nirav Modi but he didn’t answer any.

“His speech was ‘dramebaazi’ (theatrics). He didn’t say anything for people of Andhra Pradesh. He was saying what previous governments had done and not what his government has done in four years,” he said.

Continue Reading

India

Peace in Kashmir impossible without Pakistan: Farooq Abdullah

You may not like what I am going to say. We will not have peace in Jammu and Kashmir unless we strike a deal with Pakistan,”

Published

on

Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi, July 20 : Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Friday said peace in Jammu and Kashmir was impossible without involving Pakistan, asking the BJP government to give up its rigid stance and be flexible in solving problems in the terror-ravaged state.

“You may not like what I am going to say. We will not have peace in Jammu and Kashmir unless we strike a deal with Pakistan,” Abdullah said in his speech during the no confidence motion in the Lok Sabha.

He said he had high hopes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he would build peace with Pakistan that Atal Bihari Vajpayee could not do.

“North Korea, which was making nuclear missiles, atom bombs, has made peace with US President Donald Trump. Trump and (Russian President Vladimir) Putin are meeting each other to find peace. But we have failed to do the same for Jammu and Kashmir.”

In his short but fiery speech, the National Conference leader said the anti-Muslim rhetoric building up in the country needed to stop because it was dangerous.

“We won’t be defeated by America, Russia or any other nation. We will defeat ourselves. We will not be successful unless the Hindus and Muslims unite.”

Pointing his finger towards the ruling bench, Abdullah asked the BJP to take note of the fact that “Muslims are as Indians as you are”.

Continue Reading

India

No-confidence motion against Modi government defeated

Published

on

Modi

New Delhi, July 20 : The no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government was defeated in the Lok Sabha on Friday after a 12-hour heated debate which saw the government and opposition trade charges and a moment of drama when Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, after a blistering speech, walked over to hug the Prime Minister.

 

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular