Rajiv Gandhi

'Spent many sleepless nights' after being expelled from Congress: Mukherjee


'Spent many sleepless nights' after being expelled from Congress: Mukherjee

New Delhi, Jan. 28 - Disappointed over his expulsion from the Congress in 1986, President Pranab Mukherjee has in the second volume of his autobiography 'The Turbulent Years 1980-1996' recalled that he "spent many sleepless nights wondering why he was dropped from the Cabinet and driven out of the party".

'Shell-shocked' Mukherjee recalls drop out from Rajiv Gandhi's Cabinet


'Shell-shocked' Mukherjee recalls drop out from Rajiv Gandhi's Cabinet

New Delhi, Jan. 28 - Recalling his 'unexpected drop out' from former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's Cabinet following the 1984 elections, President Pranab Mukherjee has in the second volume of his autobiography ' The Turbulent Years 1980-1996' recalled that he was shell-shocked and flabbergasted, adding that he could not believe it.

'Rajiv Gandhi backed Chandra Shekhar over Pranab Mukherjee as PM'


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New Delhi : Pranab Mukherjee was favoured by late President R Venkataraman to be the Prime Minister after the fall of V P Singh government in 1990 but Rajiv Gandhi thought otherwise.

India will continue to observe Rajiv Gandhi's death anniversary as Anti-Terrorism Day


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New Delhi, May 21 - The country will continue to observe May 21 as Anti-Terrorism Day and remember former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who became a victim of a suicide bomber in Siriperambudur in 1991.

Rajiv Gandhi had gone to Tamil Nadu to campaign for the national election after casting his vote in Delhi.

Nation remembers Rajiv Gandhi on 70th birth anniversary


Rajiv GandhiNew Delhi: The country on Wednesday fondly remembered former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari leading the nation in paying tributes to the departed leader.

Congress pays homage to Rajiv Gandhi on 70th birth anniversary


Congress pays homage to Rajiv Gandhi on 70th birth anniversaryNew Delhi, Aug 20 : Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi, members of her family and party leaders and workers paid floral tribute to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary at Vir Bhumi here on Wednesday.

Unit probing Rajiv Gandhi assassination gets one-year extension


Unit probing Rajiv Gandhi assassination gets one-year extensionNew Delhi - Nearly two months after its tenure ended, the Centre has granted a one-year extension to CBI's Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA), which is probing the wider conspiracy behind the assassination of former Prim

Homage paid to Rajiv Gandhi in Tamil Nadu


Homage paid to Rajiv Gandhi in Tamil NaduChennai, May 21 : Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah Wednesday paid floral tribute to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 23rd death anniversary.

He also administered an anti-terrorism pledge to officers and staff of the Raj Bhavan here.



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