The nation remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 29th death anniversary. It was on this day May 21, 1991, during the General Elections of 1991, campaign that Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a LTTE suicide bomber at Sriperumbudur 40 kilometres from then Madras where he was going to address an election rally at 10: 20 pm.
His son and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi , remembered his father in a tweet
एक सच्चे देशभक्त,उदार और परोपकारी पिता के पुत्र होने पर मुझे गर्व है।प्रधानमंत्री के रूप में राजीव जी ने देश को प्रगति के पथ पर अग्रसर किया।अपनी दूरंदेशी से देश के सशक्तीकरण के लिए उन्होंने ज़रूरी कदम उठाए।आज उनकी पुण्यतिथि पर मैं स्नेह और कृतज्ञता से उन्हें सादर नमन करता हूँ। pic.twitter.com/aDdKMf74wK
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 21, 2020
“I am proud to be the son of a true patriot, liberal and philanthropic father. As Prime Minister, Rajiv ji brought the country on the path of progress. He empowered the country through his visionary thinking. Today, on his death anniversary I remember him with affection, gratitude and reverence.”