President Pranab Mukherjee led the nation in paying homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 71st birth anniversary on Thursday. Congress President and Rajiv Gandhi's wife Sonia Gandhi, son Rahul Gandhi, daughter Priyanka Gandhi, son-in-law Robert Vadra and granddaughter Miraya Vadra paid tribute at his memorial, Vir Bhumi, in New Delhi. Vice-President Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also paid homage to Rajiv Gandhi. Birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi is observed as Sadbhavna Diwas (harmony day) in the country. Rajiv Gandhi became the youngest PM of the country when he took office after his mother Indira Gandhi's assassination on October 31, 1984. Rajiv was killed by an ethnic Tamil suicide bomber while campaigning in an election in the south Indian town of Sriperumbudur in May 1991.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday unfurled the national flag at the AICC head quarters in New Delhi on the occasion of 69th Independence Day of India. Several top Congress leaders too were present.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Congress continued its protest outside Parliament premises over the suspension of its 25 MPs from the Lok Sabha. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi led the protest as several top Congress leaders and various leaders from other oppositions parties also joined the protest. “We respect democracy. We respect the Speaker but do not agree with her decision” said Rahul Gandhi.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
PM Modi should listen to India’s ‘Mann ki baat’, said Rahul Gandhi after the protest march at Gandhi statue in Parliament. A day after Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan ordered the suspension of 25 party MPs in the Parliament, senior Congress leaders including party president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh protested in front of the Gandhi statue inside the Parliament premises alongwith other Congress MPs.