“A secular India alone is an India that can survive. Remembering Shri Rajiv Gandhi ji on his birth anniversary,” Rahul Gandhi wrote in a Facebook post.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tributes to Gandhi.
Born in 1944, Gandhi was the prime minister during 1984-89 and was assassinated in a terrorist attack in 1991.
Tributes to our former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji on his birth anniversary.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1629426780000
Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also paid tribute to former prime minister on his birth anniversary today.
Born on August 20, 1944, Rajiv Gandhi became the youngest Prime Minister of India when he assumed office in October 1984. He served as the Prime Minister of India till December 2, 1989.
In May 1991, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber during an election rally in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.
The Congress observes the day as ‘Sadbhavna Divas’.