Rajiv Gandhi was sworn in as Prime Minister of India on October 31, 1984, following the assassination of his mother, then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, at the age of 40. Today, on the 78th anniversary of his birth, leaders from across the country remembered the former Prime Minister and sent their best wishes to the late Congressman.
Rajiv Gandhi Political Career
He was the seventh Prime Minister and remained in office until December 2, 1989, a total of 1,858 days.
Rajiv was a member of the Lok Sabha from August 1981 to October 1984.
His parliamentary career began on August 17, 1981, when he was elected to the seventh Lok Sabha after winning a by-election to Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi constituency, which had become vacant due to the death of his younger brother Sanjay Gandhi in an air mishap, who had won the seat in the 1980 general elections.
Rahul Gandhi paid tribute to his Father
Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, both Congress leaders, paid tribute to their father. Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter, “Papa, you are with me every moment, in my heart.” I will always strive to realise the dream you have for the country.”
पापा, आप हर पल मेरे साथ, मेरे दिल में हैं। मैं हमेशा प्रयास करूंगा कि देश के लिए जो सपना आपने देखा, उसे पूरा कर सकूं। pic.twitter.com/578m1vY2tT
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 20, 2022
The Congress party said on its official Twitter account, “We fondly remember former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi, on his birth anniversary.” Hailed as the “architect of 21st-century India,” it was his foresight that ushered in India’s IT and telecom revolution.”
PM Modi paid tribute to Rajiv Gandhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the leader on his birthday, saying, “On his birth anniversary, tributes to our former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi.”
On his birth anniversary, tributes to our former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 20, 2022
Arvind Kejriwal paid tribute to Rajiv Gandhi
Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, tweeted: “Remembering former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi ji on his birth anniversary.”
Remembering former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi ji on his birth anniversary.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 20, 2022