You are here: Home » Current Affairs » News » National
Business Standard

Rajiv Gandhi death anniversary: Sonia, Rahul, others pay tribute to ex-PM

Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, PL Punia, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Sanjay Nirupam and Bhupinder Singh Hooda were among those who paid tributes to Rajiv gandhi through social media

Agencies 

Sonia Gandhi paying homage to former prime minster Rajiv Gandhi on his 27th death anniversary
Sonia Gandhi paying homage to former prime minister  and husband Rajiv Gandhi on his 27th death anniversary (Photo: PTI)

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, President Rahul Gandhi and others on Monday paid homage to former prime minster on his 27th death anniversary.

Priyanka Gandhi along with her husband Robert Vadra also paid tributes to the former PM at his memorial-Veer Bhumi here.

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh paying homage to Rajiv Gandhi

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh paying homage to at his memorial-Veer Bhumi(Photo: PTI)

They were joined by leaders Sheila Dixit, Ashok Gehlot, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Mallikarjun Kharge, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former President Pranab Mukherjee.

Rahul took to Twitter thanking his father (Rajiv Gandhi) for teaching him how to love and respect every one.

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee also remembered and conveyed a message through Twitter.

"Solemnly and very fondly remembering former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary," she said.

Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, PL Punia, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Sanjay Nirupam and Bhupinder Singh Hooda were among those who paid tributes to Rajiv Gandhi through social media.

All Ministers, legislators, and delegates of different wings of the ruling Congress were among those who paid homage to the late leader, who was assassinated this day in 1991 by a suicide bomber in neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy led the Union Territory in paying rich tributes homage to Rajiv Gandhi.

On the occasion, Narayanasamy recalled the exceptional contributions Rajiv Gandhi had made to establish peaceful relations with neighbouring countries, to promote science and technology and to nurture unity.

A recipient of Bharat Ratna, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in a suicide bombing at Chennai's Sriperumbudur on May 21, 1991.

First Published: Mon, May 21 2018. 14:49 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU