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Rembering the Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi on his 72nd birth anniversary

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“India is an Old country but a young nation…I am young and I too have a dream, I dream of India Strong, Independent, Self-Reliant and in the front rank of the nations of the world, in the service of mankind”.

Rajiv Gandhi the youngest Prime Minister of India Who carried a dream of strong, Independent and Self-reliant nation,the one who gave the nation a policy of the national education, and also expanded the telecom sector.

Rajiv Gandhi was born on August 20, 1944. He attended college in the United kingdom and returned to India in 1966 and became a professional pilot for the state-owned Indian Airlines.

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Rajiv Gandhi married Sonia Gandhi in 1968. They settled in Delhi to a domestic life with their children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka gandhi.

As part of his political grooming, Gandhi reluctantly entered politics after his brother Sanjay Gandhi’s death. He was made a general secretary of the Indian Nation Congress and given significant responsibility in organising the 1982 Asian Games.

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After that Rajiv Gandhi served as the sixth Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989. He took office after the assassination of his mother.

Rajiv Gandhi earned huge respect. But the Bofors scandal in 1987 damaged his corruption-free image and resulted in a major defeat for his party in the 1989 election.

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Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in a suicide bombing at Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur on May 21, 1991.

On his 72nd birth anniversary President Pranab Mukherjee, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi were among a host of dignitaries who paid tribute at Vir Bhoomi in New Delhi on Saturday.

Vice President Hamid Ansari and Congress leader Ajay Maken were also present at the venue. Congress party’s Mumbai unit has also planned to organise a human chain against global terrorism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter to pay homage to former premier.

Rajiv Gandhi was awarded the country’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna in 1991.

Wefornews Wishes Rajiv Gandhi a very Happy Birthday

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

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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.

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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,”

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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”.

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No-confidence motion against Modi government defeated

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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.

 

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