Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi, son of Indira Gandhi, served as the sixth Prime Minister of India from 1984-1989 before he was assassinated by the LTTE terrorists in 1991. Rajiv became a professional pilot with Air India in 1966 and stayed away from politics for a long time. He finally entered politics in 1980 after the death of his brother Sanjay Gandhi in a plane crash. He was made the prime minister after his mother was assassinated by her two Sikh bodyguards and immediately after he assumed the office, anti-Sikh riots broke out in the country. During this time, Rajiv delivered an infamous address in which, referring to the riots, he said: "when a big tree falls, earth shakes." His tenure as the prime minister saw other controversies including Bofors scandal, Shah Bano case and intervention in Sri Lanka. He was posthumously awarded country's highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna in 1991.
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Judge who handed death to Rajiv Gandhi killers writes to Sonia

Judge who handed death to Rajiv Gandhi killers writes to Sonia: Show magnanimity

Speaking to The Indian Express, Justice Thomas said there were “serious flaws” in the CBI’s investigation in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC seeks reply from Centre on convict Perarivalan’s plea

Perarivalan was held guilty for supplying two nine-volt batteries that were allegedly used in the improvised explosive device (IED) that killed Rajiv in 1991.

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Rajasthan ordinance: Vasundhara Raje’s ‘reasons’ similar to those of Rajiv Gandhi’s 1988 Defamation Bill

The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, brought in by the Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan, carries echoes of the draconian Defamation Bill which then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi tried to enact and was forced to abandon in 1988.

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Rajiv Gandhi’s visit to China broke the ice, says Chinese diplomat Zeng Xyyong

“Over all, Rajiv Gandhi visit to China was an ice breaking trip, very important in resuming and developing friendship between China and India,” Zeng Xyyong wrote in the article.

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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: After 26 years, Perarivalan granted parole

Soon after the media reported about the order, Arputhambal, Perarivalan’s mother Arputhambal told The Indian Express: “I won’t believe it until my Arivu comes out. I was promised this several times.”

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PM Narendra Modi remembers Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary

Among other political leaders, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee also paid her tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on Twitter. “Sincere tribute to #RajivGandhi on his birth anniversary,” the West Bengal Chief Minister tweeted.

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Rajiv Gandhi was genuinely interested about US military ties: Declassified CIA document

A sanitised copy of the classified 11-page report was released by the CIA in December 2016 along with several other documents related to India.

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Remove ‘defamatory’ references to Indira, Rajiv from textbook: Congress-NCP

Congress MLC Sanjay Dutt demanded that the references, to the Emergency and the Bofors scandal, be removed from the history and political science textbook. Congress members said the government-approved textbooks should contain an account of history, not a political commentary.

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From Rajiv to Modi, coercion replaced by cooperation

Thirty years after Rajiv Gandhi’s accord with Sri Lanka, demonstrations of hegemonic power have given way to cooperation rather than coercion. In late May, 30 years ago, the Sri Lankan Navy impeded an Indian flotilla with humanitarian assistance for the beleaguered Tamils. Last month, Colombo welcomed three Indian Navy vessels to assist in relief operations after the island’s devastating floods.

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Congress MLC plans ‘silent protest’ against NDA regime

Reddy said that nearly 300 volunteers of the Rajiv Jyoti Sadbhavana Yatra would join the protest at Sriperumbudur, where Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by LTTE’s woman suicide bomber on May 21, 1991. “It will be a silent protest.”

Congress objects to revised Maharashtra state board Class IX textbook

The Congress issued a statement on Monday demanding that the books be recalled and corrected. “The textbook makes no mention of the fact that the Supreme Court gave a clean chit to Rajiv Gandhi in the Bofors case.

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Rajiv Gandhi assassin seeks mercy killing: Will the law allow it?

Lamenting the long years served in jail, Pious added that without the hope of release, the jail sentence has become an endless, hapless journey. But does Pious’ emotional appeal hold a legal validity in a country where mercy killing is still illegal?

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Rajiv Gandhi case convict Robert Payas seeks mercy killing

The convict, who was 20 when he was arrested in 1991, said that he completed 26 years in prison on June 11 and the Centre and the state governments want him to die there.

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Rajiv Gandhi’s popular 15 paise remark finds mention in Supreme Court verdict

The bench said a major hurdle in transfer of the benefits to the genuine needy is the lack of means to correctly identify such persons.

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Four accused of vandalising Rajiv Gandhi bust arrested

This comes three days after the bust was found damaged and a day after a Congress delegation met Governor Ram Naik, demanding that the culprits be arrested