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Rahul Gandhi, Congress leaders pay tribute to Rajiv Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi, Congress leaders pay tribute to Rajiv Gandhi

New Delhi, Aug 20 (UNI) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday paid tributes to his father and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 77th birth anniversary.
Rahul Gandhi paid floral tributes at Veer Bhumi, a memorial dedicated to Rajiv Gandhi who was assassinated in 1991. Several other Congress leaders, including former Jammu Kashmir chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary KC Venugopal and the leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury were seen accompanying him.
In a post on Facebook, Mr Gandhi said: "A secular India alone is an India that can survive. Remembering Shri Rajiv Gandhi ji on his birth anniversary."
The Congress party meanwhile posted a series of photographs and quotations by the former prime minister.
"India’s youngest Prime Minister. The architect of 21st Century India.
The visionary, the pioneer, the patriot. Today we pay homage to Bharat Ratna, Rajiv Gandhi and celebrate his immense contributions to the nation," the Congress tweeted.
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