Today is the 75th birth anniversary of former India Prime Minister Mr. Rajiv Gandhi. On this occasion, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to his father. Rahul has defined him as a well ahead man of his time. Rahul tweeted a picture of his father. He wrote, Rajiv Gandhi was an amazing observer and a person far ahead of his time. Rajiv Gandhi was born on 20th August 1944. Sikh fundamentalists killed his mother, then suddenly Rajiv had to turn to the politics. In fact, he became the 9th PM of the country.
Rajiv Gandhi as a Prime Minister:
After Indira Gandhi’s death, Rajiv Gandhi gained a huge support base. He also became the Prime Minister. After becoming PM, he took many historical decisions and legislative changes in the country. But Mr. Gandhi had sown the seeds of political things that are being discussed in today’s time. The credit for India’s move in technology goes to Rajiv Gandhi. He rented the Ashoka Hotel for the three-year program of the Centre for Development of Telematics.
In fact, Rajiv Gandhi also made many changes in the education policy of the country. Party Change Act, 18-year-old youths the right to vote. Also, many vital outcomes have taken in the defense sector.
Rajiv’s former cabinet and defense secretary Naresh Chandra considers him a superb leader. According to Naresh, Rajiv was very hardworking. He used to read every file carefully. For any of his policies, drafting was better than an administrative officer.
Rajiv’s Air Surgical Strike:
Even during Rajiv’s reign, a surgical strike was took place at a distance of 2500 km from the country. In fact, during that time President of Maldives declared an emergency; also tried to gain power. Then the elected Prime Minister there asked for help from India. This operation named as Operation Cactus. Because of this decision of Rajiv Gandhi, many enemies also became grew. There were many claims in Rajiv Gandhi’s political life. The Bofors scandal has linked to his name. Also, had linked for his government’s stand on the case of Shah Bano.
The explosion that killed him:
However, May 21, 1991 was the day. It was 10 o’clock in the night. In Madras, he was in Coimbatore for the public meeting. As soon as the girl grew up on Rajiv Gandhi with a necklace of sandalwood. A deafening explosion happened as she bent down to touch his feet.
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