Congress president Rahul Gandhi along with mother and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary at Veer Bhumi . Congress General Secretary for UP (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was also there with Robert Vadra .
Later in a tweet Rahul wrote
My father was gentle, loving, kind & affectionate. He taught me to love & respect all beings. To never hate. To forgive.
I miss him.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 21, 2019
Rajiv Gandhi while during the General Election campaign in 1991 was assassinated by a LTTE suicide bomber at a rally in Sriperumbudur , Tamil Nadu, 40 Kms away from then Madras .
Meanwhile Congress party general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra posted a poignant tribute on the death anniversary of her father Rajiv Gandhi today.
She tweeted, “You will always be my hero” and posted this image (alongside) showing Rajiv embracing a young Priyanka with lines from Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s immortal poem Angnipath next to it. Priyanka was just 19 when Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 21, 1991.
You will always be my hero. pic.twitter.com/LYPciCD234
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) May 21, 2019
Among others to pay rich tributes include – Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former President Pranab Mukherjee .