Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi, PM Modi pay tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on his 78th birth anniversary

Rajiv Gandhi was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India on 31 October 1984, becoming the country’s youngest PM at the age of 40, following the assassination of his mother and then PM Indira Gandhi. Today is his 78th birth anniversary, and leaders from across the country remembered the former prime minister and extended their best wishes to the late Congress leader.

Remembering the leader, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “Tributes to our former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi, on his birth anniversary.”

Rajiv Gandhi served as the seventh PM and held the position till 2 December 1989 – for 1,858 days.

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also paid tribute to his father. Posting a video on Twitter, Rahul Gandhi wrote, ‘Papa, you are with me every moment, in my heart. I will always try that I can fulfill the dream you have dreamed for the country.”

Remembering the legacy of the former PM, the Congress party through its official Twitter account said, “We remember former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary. Regarded as the ‘architect of 21st century India’, it was through his vision that ushered in the IT and telecommunications revolution in India.

Rajiv’s parliamentary journey began on 17 August 1981, when he became a member of the Seventh Lok Sabha by winning a by-election to the Amethi constituency of Uttar Pradesh, which was vacated by the death of his younger brother Sanjay Gandhi in an air crash. Who won this seat in the 1980 general election?

As an MP, Rajiv actively participated in the proceedings of the Lok Sabha from August 1981 to October 1984.

Arvind Kejriwal CM of Delhi tweeted: Remembering Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji on his birth anniversary.


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