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May 12, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Rajiv in Amethi

Rajiv Gandhi's entry into the electoral battle from the safe birth of Amethi, which was nursed and represented by his brother Sanjay Gandhi, before his death last year, sets aside all speculation about the former politician who quit his job to plunge into politics.

By: Editorial |
May 12, 2021 3:45:19 am
Rajiv Gandhi was accompanied by Sonia Gandhi, UP Chief Minister Viswanath Pratap Singh, his relative Arun Nehru, UP Congress (1) chief B N Pandey and members of the Youth Congress.

Rajiv Gandhi, the 37-year old son of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, made his debut on the political scene of the country by quietly filing nominations for the Amethi Lok Sabha seat of the Sultanpur constituency. His entry into the electoral battle from the safe birth of Amethi, which was nursed and represented by his brother Sanjay Gandhi, before his death last year, sets aside all speculation about the former politician who quit his job to plunge into politics. He was accompanied by Sonia Gandhi, UP Chief Minister Viswanath Pratap Singh, his relative Arun Nehru, UP Congress (1) chief B N Pandey and members of the Youth Congress. The Lok Dal announced the candidature of Sharad Yadav against Rajiv.

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