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Rahul, Sonia pay tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary

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    New Delhi, Aug 20: Congress leaders on Monday paid tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary, which it also celebrates as Harmony Day.

    Sonia, Rahul pay tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary

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    Congress top leaders pay tribute

    Congress top leaders pay tribute

    Former president Pranab Mukherjee, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and other senior party leaders, including Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, paid floral tributes to him at Veer Bhumi here.

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Robert Vadra, former Union minister Mani Shankar Aiyar also paid homage to the former prime minister.

    Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot tweeted in Hindi: "Popular leader with a visionary personality, tribute to former prime minister late Shri Rajiv Gandhi. Wishes to all people of the country on Sadbhavna Diwas." He also posted a picture of Rajiv Gandhi, whose birth anniversary is celebrate as 'Sadbhavna Diwas'.

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    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also posted her tribute: "Fondly remembering our former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhiji on his birth anniversary". An earlier tweet that had wrongly referred to Rajiv Gandhi's "death anniversary" was deleted from her Twitter page.

    The Congress has meanwhile planned a string of programmes on Monday to celebrate former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary that it celebrates as Sadbhavna divas or Harmony Day.

    Born on August 20, 1944, Rajiv Gandhi served as the seventh prime minister of India from 1984 to 1989. He was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at the age of 46.

    Rajiv Gandhi took to office after the 1984 assassination of his mother and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to become the youngest prime minister of India at 40 years of age.

    Photo credit: @INCIndia

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