Vice President Venkaiah Naidu pays tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on birth anniversary

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday paid tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 77th birth anniversary. Naidu recalled Rajiv Gandhi’ contributions to the IT and telecom sectors. ''My tributes to former Prime Minister, Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji on his birth anniversary today. His valuable contributions to the IT, telecom and education sector will always be remembered,'' the Vice President Secretariat tweeted, quoting Naidu.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal also wrote a message on Twitter in memory of the late leader. Rajiv Gandhi's son Rahul Gandhi, visited Veer Bhumi in Delhi to pay his respect. Rahul Gandhi also remembered his father in a message posted on Facebook. "A secular India alone is an India that can survive. Remembering Shri Rajiv Gandhi ji on his birth anniversary," he wrote in a Facebook post.

Born on August 20, 1944 in Mumbai, Rajiv Gandhi served as the prime minister between October 31, 1984 and December 2, 1989. It was In May 1991, that  Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber during an election rally in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu. The Congress observes the day as 'Sadbhavna Divas'.


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