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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.
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. pic.twitter.com/BBjESe4D3S — Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 21, 2018
Solemnly and very fondly remembering former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) May 21, 2018
Rajiv ji left an indelible mark on the country with his ideas of economic reforms, decentralization of power through Panchayati Raj institutions, technology for benefit of common men and the concept of India as a great global power. #RememberingRajivGandhi #Tributes pic.twitter.com/Mb3ogQd9iJ— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) May 21, 2018
We pay our sincere tributes to India's Former Prime Minister on his death anniversary. He was the force behind some of the most significant developments India had witnessed. Our country's history is incomplete without recalling his contribution. #RememberingRajivGandhi pic.twitter.com/McE27EHbqe— Youth Congress (@IYC) May 21, 2018
My humble tributes to Bharat Ratna Sh #RajivGandhi on 27th anniversary of his martyrdom. He was a visionary PM, an architect of modern India n a great human being....#RememberingRajivGandhi pic.twitter.com/6XoBYROMS2— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) May 21, 2018
Check some rare images of late Rajiv Gandhi, which have been doing rounds on social media.
27 years ago his blood washed the soil of his motherland. To protect her sovereignty. Yet have you ever seen Sonia Ji or Rahul Ji seeking votes in the name of nationalism? Sacrifice is silent. Pretence needs noise. #RememberingRajivGandhi pic.twitter.com/s5dMQRHArE— Salman Nizami (@SalmanNizami_) May 21, 2018
1. She was mother not only to me but to the whole nation. She served the Indian people to the last drop of her blood.2. Women are the social conscience of a country. They hold our societies together. 3. When a big tree falls, the ground shakes.#RememberingRajivGandhi pic.twitter.com/J78e20YW31 — Naveen Kumar K N INC (@Naveen13INC) May 21, 2018
#RememberingRajivGandhi father of IT and communications in India among other things, he's the one responsible for India being at the forefront in IT world over, he started the process that led to us being empowered unlike bjp that protested his every move in science n technology pic.twitter.com/wXaPRHXNIv— KilaFateh #INC (@KilaFateh) May 21, 2018