On the 29th death anniversary of former prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray paid his rich tributes , saying that he laid the foundation of telecommunication and information technology (IT) in the country. Thackeray said Gandhi’s contribution to India’s progress can never be overlooked.
In a statement issued on the 29th death anniversary of the former PM, Thackeray said, “Rajiv Gandhi laid the foundation stone of the telecommunication and IT revolution in the country and we are now witnessing the benefits of the steps taken at that time.”
“Let’s take a pledge to eradicate terrorism and violence from human life. We need to strive to achieve that. It will be a fitting tribute to Rajiv Gandhi,” Thackeray said.
It was on May 21, 1991, Former prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a LTTE suicide bomber in Sriperumbudur , 40 kilometres from then Madras while he was going there to address a 1991 General Election rally.