Rajiv Gandhi, sixth and youngest PM of India, was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu during a poll campaign.
This will be the first anti-terrorism day to be observed since the NDA government came to power last year.
‘The court has not interfered in personal laws, it has just opened the doors of divorced Muslim women.’
Nigeria needs India’s attention and respect. Giriraj Singh notwithstanding.
On March 2, 1991, two Haryana constables — Prem Singh and Raj Singh — were arrested for ‘snooping’ outside Rajiv Gandhi’s home at 10, Janpath.
While Rajiv Gandhi was the last PM to come to Lanka on a bilateral visit, former PM Manmohan Singh visited the country in 2008 for the SAARC summit.
His attempts, at home and abroad, to mitigate the opposition’s challenge came to nought.
Sangam Vihar still doesn’t have even one government health centre with beds or inpatient facilities.
Rajiv Gandhi’s Colombo policy was flawed. It turned both Tamils and Sinhalese against New Delhi and dented the image of the Indian army.
Kumaran Pathmanathan was “arrested” In August 2009 and welcomed in Lanka as a VVIP.
He didn’t learn from past mistakes. Instead, he opened new battlefronts, made new enemies.
The spat with V.P. Singh and the Bofors scandal dented Rajiv Gandhi’s image. After that, he could do nothing right.
Rajiv Gandhi’s attempt to please conservatives among Muslims and Hindus cost him the support of both
Rajiv Gandhi was very popular in his initial years in office. But he could not deliver on his promises.
He needs to take a leaf out of his great-grandfather’s book.