New Delhi : Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi paid tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary this morning at his memorial Veer Bhumi, in New Delhi. Besides the Gandhi family, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former president Pranab Mukherjee, among other senior party leaders, were also present at Veer Bhumi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on Twitter. “Tributes to former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary,” he tweeted.
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991 by a woman operative of the separatist Lankan Tamil outfit LTTE who greeted him at a rally in Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur town with a bomb strapped to her chest. His death anniversary is also observed as Anti-terrorism day.
Rahul Gandhi tweeted this morning” “My father was gentle, loving, kind & affectionate. He taught me to love & respect all beings. To never hate. To forgive. I miss him. On his death anniversary, I remember my father with love & gratitude.”