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PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi, Kharge pays tributes to former PM Rajiv Gandhi


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Congress leader Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary.

India’s prime minister between 1984 and 1989, Gandhi was assassinated by LTTE terrorists at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu in 1991 during an election campaign.

Modi tweeted, “I pay tributes to former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji on his death anniversary.”

Congress parliamentary party chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and party president Mallikarjun Kharge on also paid homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 32nd death anniversary at Vir Bhumi in the national capital.

Remembering former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 32nd death anniversary, son Rahul Gandhi paid an emotional tribute to his late father.

“Papa, you are with me, as an inspiration, in memories, always!” Rahul Gandhi tweeted in Hindi sharing a video of various moments of Rajiv Gandhi.

Rajiv Gandhi took over the charge of the Congress in 1984 following the assassination of his mother and then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He became India’s youngest Prime Minister at the age of 40 when he assumed office in October 1984.

He served as the Prime Minister of India till December 2, 1989.

Born on August 20 in 1944, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber during an election rally in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu on May 21, 1991.

(With input from agencies)


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