Bhubaneswar – (Avilash Panigrahi): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Vadra and several other political leaders paid tribute to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary on Tuesday.
Tributes to our former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 20, 2019
Today we celebrate the 75th birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi ji, a patriot & a visionary, whose far sighted policies helped build India.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 20, 2019
From my father, I learned how to listen to people’s stories and find a place in my heart for them no matter how contrary to mine they might be.
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) August 20, 2019
Remembering the Bharat Ratna awardee, the Odisha Chief Minister took to Twitter to pay his respect to the former Prime Minister.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) August 20, 2019
Congress and most of its leaders remembered the veteran politician with their tributes on social media.
Born on August 20, 1944, Rajiv Gandhi represented Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi parliamentary constituency four times. The seat is now held by his son Rahul Gandhi.
He served as the sixth Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989. He took office after the assassination of his mother, then prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1984.
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber during an election rally in Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur on May 21, 1991.
He was cremated at Veer Bhumi, located on the banks of the river Yamuna.
Here are some Twitter posts remembering the stalwart politician on his birth anniversary :
We remember Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary, we must also remember that his words are now more relevant than ever. We must never allow communal madness to break the bond of unity among us all. #SadbhavanaDiwas pic.twitter.com/n03QEfPh41
— Odisha Congress (@INCOdisha) August 20, 2019
On his 75th birth anniversary, we pay our humble tribute to Shri Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India. pic.twitter.com/3ndP7dXviF
— Biju Janata Dal (@bjd_odisha) August 20, 2019
— Dilip Kumar Tirkey (@DilipTirkey) August 20, 2019
Homage to former Prime Minister and architect of Modern India Bharat Ratna Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji on his 75th birth anniversary.He will always be remembered for his great sacrifices and martyrdom for the sake of the nation. #Rajiv75 pic.twitter.com/mfHth4XVNb
— Ranjib Biswal (@RanjibBiswal) August 20, 2019
Remembering Former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi ji on his Birth Anniversary. A True visionary, laid down important steps in making India a formidable force in the 21st century. May his soul rest in Peace #Rajiv75 #SadbhavanaDiwas pic.twitter.com/LfGgiISxFY
— Saptagiri Ulaka (@saptagiriulaka) August 20, 2019
We pay our rich Tributes to the youngest Prime Minister of India .
"Women are the social conscoence of a country. They hold our societies together"; Rajiv Gandhi.
Remembering Bharat Ratna Sh.Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary
#Rajiv75 #SadbhavanaDiwas pic.twitter.com/Vjlilojl0a
— Odisha Pradesh Mahila Congress (@OdishaPMC) August 20, 2019