New Delhi: In a veiled attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has registered a resounding victory in Assam replacing 15-year-old Congress government, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said people practicing the politics of hatred and terror must have deprived them of political power, but they can't take away from them the ideologies of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
"People practicing the politics of hatred and terror must have deprived us of political power, but they can't take away ideologies of Rajiv Gandhi from us," said Sonia. She was speaking at the 25th death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi at Indira Gandhi stadium in Delhi.
"Rajiv is not amongst us, but somewhere in us. He will always reside within us forever. The steps taken by him have led
He brought the IT revolution and gave the power of voting to 18-year-old youths. Changes in politics and society that we boast of today were initiated by by Rajiv Gandhi, who wanted to transform the lives of the poor by the mean of science and technology," said Sonia, while recounting steps taken by the former prime minister for the welfare and empowerment of the people of the nation.
"Rajiv Gandhi also took important steps for ensuring peace in
Earlier in the day President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, the Congress President Sonia Gandhi accompanied by son and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, daughter Priyanka Gandhi and son-in-law Robert Vadra paid tributes to the late leader at his memorial, Veer Bhumi.
Senior party leaders including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel, Sushil Kumar Shinde, PC Chacko, Sheila Dikshit and DPCC President Ajay Maken, among others, also paid tributes to the former prime minister....