President Pranab Mukherjee led the nation in paying homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 71st birth anniversary on Thursday. Congress President and Rajiv Gandhi's wife Sonia Gandhi, son Rahul Gandhi, daughter Priyanka Gandhi, son-in-law Robert Vadra and granddaughter Miraya Vadra paid tribute at his memorial, Vir Bhumi, in New Delhi. Vice-President Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also paid homage to Rajiv Gandhi. Birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi is observed as Sadbhavna Diwas (harmony day) in the country. Rajiv Gandhi became the youngest PM of the country when he took office after his mother Indira Gandhi's assassination on October 31, 1984. Rajiv was killed by an ethnic Tamil suicide bomber while campaigning in an election in the south Indian town of Sriperumbudur in May 1991.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Congress Vice President and MP Rahul Gandhi visited his parliamentary constituency Amethi on Tuesday. While interacting with the public he slammed the Modi-led central government for being pro-rich. Rahul Gandhi also took on the Modi government for not delivering on its promise. He also questioned PM Modi for his silence on major issues including corruption by BJP leaders and ministers.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday unfurled the national flag at the AICC head quarters in New Delhi on the occasion of 69th Independence Day of India. Several top Congress leaders too were present.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi reached Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to support the protesting Ex-Service men who are demanding the immediate implementation of one rank one pension scheme. “People from armed forces spend their lives on border, they're protesting now & shouldn't be removed” said Rahul Gandhi and added, “These people shouldn’t be removed, they're protesting for their right”.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi led a delegation to meet President Pranab Mukherjee over the protest by the FTII students on appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as its chairman. Many film personalities too had asked the central government to withdraw its decision to appoint Chauhan as FTII Chairman.