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Indira, Rajiv stamps discontinued: Personal vendetta has reached zenith, Congress to Modi Govt

An RTI query by The Indian Express revealed that two stamps featuring Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, launched by the Department of Posts in December 2008, have been discontinued.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 16, 2015 1:59 am
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THE Congress targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday for his government’s decision to discontinue two stamps featuring Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. The party said the move “depicts that hatred of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government in seeking personal vendetta has reached its zenith”.

The Congress recalled that the government had earlier changed the names of two awards — Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar and Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Gyan-Vigyan Maulik Pustak Lekhan Puraskar — by removing the names of the two former prime ministers.

“Coming on the heels of blatantly partisan move of diluting the essence of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, this is yet again a black-hearted attempt on part of the RSS-BJP combine led by Prime Minister Modi to sidestep and expunge a powerful legacy of sacrifice and selfless nation building…,” said Congress communication department head Randeep Surjewala.

An RTI query by The Indian Express revealed that two stamps featuring Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, launched by the Department of Posts in December 2008 as part of its series titled Builders of Modern India, have been discontinued.

“RTI replies and news reports reflecting the distastefully brazen manner in which the Modi government has decided to discontinue postal stamps issued in memory of the former prime ministers depict that hatred of Prime Minister Modi and his government in seeking personal vendetta has reached its zenith. What is most reprehensible is the fact as to how low can the Modi government stoop in its sinister attempt to erase the memory of the two martyr PMs of the country,” he added.

He said the Congress condemns the “poisonous attempts” of the Modi government “at revising and rewriting India’s legacy of service and sacrifice” and vowed street protests against the move.

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    Amit B
    Sep 16, 2015 at 7:01 am
    Dear HT there are so many other pressing issues and you are bothered about stamps? Do some better use of RTI.
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      Medavi
      Sep 16, 2015 at 9:25 am
      Our family was devoted Congress Party members for generations. My gfather was a freedom fighter and went to jail 6 times during British time. He was close ociate of (Perunthalaivar) Kamarajar who had rs.65 in his bank when he died (not like the present Congress leaders who do not have time to count their own money that is in trillions of rupees). We all used to just vote for Congress and never even considered other parties - TILL THE DAY WHEN WE CAME TO KNOW ABOUT THE WAY RAJIV AND SONIA LOOTED IN BOFORS. After that we lost all our respect for this age old party that fought for us and got us the freedom. Now it is a party of liars, party of corrupt people, party of crooks, party led by uneducated, inexperienced President and her son., party that cheated people, party that disappointed millions, party full of selfish people who were interested only in themselves and their families, party of puppets, party without any patriotic people, party of traitors , party that works for a foreigner, party that has forgotten that welfare of the people is primary.....a useless party in short. This will take a natural death and the young boy Rahul need not make so much of efforts to kill it...SO IT IS SONIA WHO KILLED CONGRESS...NOT MODI
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      1. Nepid
        Sep 16, 2015 at 8:05 am
        In India every other scheme is and govt place is named after Nehru-hi. We need to be free from the forced reminders of these past leaders off course as a vote bank target. I am glad this government is doing away with these names and also giving credit to some other leaders of the country.
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          TIHAEwale
          Sep 16, 2015 at 11:50 am
          A chaiwala knowledge and acts arelimited adding more water to cheat tea drinkers. Howsoever he may try he cannot erase the fact Bangladesh ko kisne banaya, Pokhron mein parmanu bumb kisene explode kiya ya Computers ko kisne introduce kiya
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            callingspadeaspade
            Sep 16, 2015 at 8:21 am
            the reason why cong-less has come to a state in what it is today is because this (shameless) atude and disrespect towards anything or person other than nehru-hy clan. if they still think that india is indira and indira is india then the day is not far when bharat rashtra will be cong-less mukt. it will not be surprising if in coming bihar elections if they do not get more than five seats. what with du-shashan spitting venom against its own alliance partner history!!!!
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