NEW DELHI: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday remembered his father Rajiv Gandhi on his 25th death anniversary and said that the former prime minister had taught him to fight for values that are dear to him, no matter the hardships ahead.
“Remembering Rajivji today, he touched the lives of so many as a leader, as a friend & above all as a good human being. As a father he taught me that no matter how full of struggle & hardships the path ahead. The values that we hold dear- the values of truth, freedom, equality & justice, are worth fighting for,” Rahul said in a series of tweets.
Earlier today, Congress president Sonia Gandhi accompanied by Rahul, daughter Priyanka Gandhi and son-in-law Robert Vadra paid homage to Rajiv Gandhi at the at Veer Bhumi memorial here. President Pranab Mukherjee, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and a number of Congress party leaders also paid tributes to the former youngest prime minister of India.
Rajiv, who was the sixth and youngest prime minister of India, was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu during a poll campaign.