May 21, 2018, 6:35 PM
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Rajiv Gandhi's 27th death anniversary recalled that ‘hate is a prison for those who carry it’.
Rajiv Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday recalled his father’s words that ‘hate is a prison for those who carry it’. The Congress chief paid homage on twitter on his father Rajiv Gandhi's 27th death anniversary.

Rahul on his twitter handle wrote, “My father taught me that hate is a prison for those who carry it. Today, on his death anniversary, I thank him for teaching me to love and respect all beings, the most valuable gifts a father can give a son. Rajiv Gandhi, those of us that love you hold you forever in our hearts.”

Sonia along with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, earlier in the morning, paid homage to Gandhi at Vir Bhumi in Delhi. Senior Congress leaders including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Mallikarjun Kharge, were also present to pay homage to late Gandhi.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also paid tribute to the former Congress leader in her tweet. She captioned it, “Solemnly and very fondly remembering former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary," she tweeted.

On May 21, 1991, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai, in Tamil Nadu by a terrorist organisation from Sri Lanka – LTTE.

Check some rare images of late Rajiv Gandhi, which have been doing rounds on social media.

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