Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday paid tribute to his father, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, as a visionary and wonderful father. “My father was a visionary leader whose policies helped shape modern India,” wrote Rahul Gandhi with a video of Rajiv Gandhi’s speech: ‘India is an old country but a young nation. And as young people everywhere, we are patient. I am young and I have a dream. I dream of making India strong, independent, self-sufficient and at the forefront of the nations of the world. I am committed to making that dream come true through dedication, hard work and collective determination of our people. ALSO READ: ‘If convicted …’: Rajiv Gandhi assassins release: Congress barrage against Center
“It really helped my father. I see this process happening where he can meet people, get their details, understand their details and see the bigger picture,” Rahul Gandhi Shraddhanjali said in the video.
“Rajiv Ji was a visionary for 21st century India. He had the vision for telecommunications, panchayat raj, women to come to the fore in politics. Gave “: Rahul Gandhi’s old speech is embedded in the video.
“He is a compassionate and kind person, and a wonderful father who taught me and Priyanka the value of forgiveness and compassion. I will miss him very much and will remember fondly the time we spent together,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
On May 21, 1991, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber during an election rally in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. Fourteen people, including a suicide bomber, have died.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday (May 18) ordered the release of AG Perarivalan, who has been jailed for 30 years for the murder of Rajiv Gandhi. Perarivalan, alias Awareas, was charged with purchasing two batteries that went into making the bomb used in the attack.