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Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a separatist outfit LTTE on 21 May 1991.

Allegedly it was the only public meeting where #RajivGandhi went alone after Indra's death. Reportedly, Antonio Maino aka Sonia Gandhi, his wife used to accompany him in every public meeting.

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The Regime of Rajiv Gandhi was the worst in India's modern history.

After Indira Gandhi's death, Congress got a Huge Majority in General Elections with sympathy votes - 414 seats out of 541 (46.86% vote share).

Rajiv Gandhi had ruined the mandate & politics of Congress

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BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY

It is certainly the biggest industrial mishap of India, 3787 killed & 574366 injured.

He allowed safe passage to Warren Anderson, in exchange for the release of his childhood friend "Adil Shahryar".

He saved a culprit of humanity for his friend.

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#भारतीय #राजनीति का गैर इरादतन #राजनीतिक समझा गया #चेहरा जिसे #नेता होने के लिए #समय ने #मौका दिया पर जो हो ना सका !
मेरे #जवानी की दहलीज़ की और बढ़ते क़दमों के दौर का ये खुशमिजाज चेहरा मुझे आज भी अपनी और आकर्षित करता हैं जिसे अपनी जिंदगी को जीने के लिए और कोई बेहतर पड़ाव
मिल सकतें थे पर भारत की नियति ने इसे अपघाती नेता बना दिया ! कई बार सोचता हूँ कि गर राजीव नेता होते तो सच बोलने का साहस नहीं रख पाते कि जनता की भलाई के लिए तय पैसे में दसवा हिस्सा ही हम तलक पहुंचता हैं और श्रीलंका में शांति सेना को ना भेजते कि भविष्य का भारत अपने आधुनिक
स्वप्नदृष्टा को सपनों को हकीकत में तब्दील होने तक साथ देखना चाहता हैं ! अपनी मौत के मानिंद किसी कागज़ पर दस्तख़त करना हर किसी के बस की बात नही कि आपने लिट्टे को ख़त्म करने सेना को नहीं भेजा था बल्कि अपने डेथ वारंट को हासिल करने के लिए ये जानलेवा कदम उठाया था !
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🔴Why did the Indian Peace-Keeping Mission in Sri-Lanka Failed

24 March 2023 marks the 23rd anniversary of withdrawal of Indian troops from Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ranjan Wijeratne as he watched turbaned Sikh soldiers of the Indian Peace-Keeping Force board a...
..ship while a military band played "Auld Lang Syne’ said "They came on a peace mission, but then they got bogged down". The Indian intervention in the Sri Lankan Civil War was the deployment of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka intended to perform a peacekeeping role.
The deployment followed the Indo-Sri Lankan Accord between India and Sri Lanka of 1987 which was intended to end the #SriLankan Civil War between militant Sri Lankan #Tamil nationalists, principally the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (#LTTE), and the Sri Lankan military.
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@ajaishukla @narendramodi Thread:
Col. Ajai Shukla (retd) had floated a conspiracy theory about the #Pulwama attacks, claiming that ‘Pakistan Army & ISI carried out the attack to get Modi re-elected’ as Modi in power. Shukla claimed that, Pulwama being an ‘inside job’ by PM Narendra Modi.(1/10)
@ajaishukla @narendramodi Col. Ajai Shukla (retd) had made bizarre statements that the Indian Air Force “diluted” the specifications for trainer aircraft perhaps to favour a particular vendor, #Pilatus. (2/10)
@ajaishukla @narendramodi Col. Ajai Shukla (retd), had been complicit in spreading fake news that Gen. (retd) V. K. Singh touched Amit Shah’s feet.(3/10)
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सुनो भारत के युवाओ..आज आपके सबसे बड़े लीडर का जन्मदिन है आज राजीव जीवित होते तो इस देश की तस्वीर कुछ अलग ही होती लेकिन आज वो हमारे बीच में नही है आज हर तरफ झूठ है तो देश के युवाओँ को सच बताने की जिम्मेदारी हर उस व्यक्ति की है जिन्होने राजीव को पढ़ा,सुना और देखा है #RajivGandhi
राजीव ने इस देश को क्या दिया है उसका जवाब आपके हाथ में है जिससे आप यह पोस्ट पढ़ रहे है यह राजीव गांधी ही थे,जिन्होंने भारत में दूरसंचार क्रांति लाई.आज जिस डिजिटल इंडिया का जाप साहब करते रहते है उसका मूल विचार राजीव का ही था सी-डॉट से लेकर एमटीएनएल जैसी कंपनियां उनकी ही देन है
90 के दशक लाखो लोगो को रोजगार देने वाले एसटीडी पीसीओ बूथ उनकी ही देन है आज जो स्वरोजगार का मॉडल मोदी सरकार जनसेवा केंद्र के नाम कॉपी पेस्ट करके आपको परोस रही है उसकी नींव औऱ अधोसरंचना राजीव ने ही दी थी #RajivGandhi
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#RajivGandhi began his political career as ‘Mr Clean’ but this image was shattered by the end of his term in office. Allegations of #corruption first surfaced in April 1987, when kickbacks in government deals were linked to Rajiv. 1/9
Problems started when his Finance Minister V P Singh conducted a series of inquiries and raids into alleged #forex violations of industrialists and other prominent people known to Rajiv. Some were his close friends. Rajiv moved Singh to the Defence Ministry. 2/9
But in April 1987, the Indian Embassy in Bonn sent a letter to Singh informing him that a Rs 30-crore bribe had been paid to middlemen during the purchase of HDW submarines. Singh ordered an inquiry and resigned from the Cabinet in protest. 3/9
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Just after his victory in the 1984 elections, #RajivGandhi faced his first big challenge. On 23rd April 1985, the Supreme Court ordered the ex-husband of a Muslim woman from Indore, Shah Bano, to pay her maintenance under Section 125 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). 1/13
Shah Bano's ex-husband Mohammed Ahmad Khan had argued in the Madhya Pradesh High Court, that under Islamic Law, he had paid his divorced wife three months' maintenance, and he wasn't obliged to pay any more. 2/13
#IndiaAt75
But the apex court maintained that "there is no conflict between the provisions of Section 125 and those of the Muslim Personal Law on the question of a Muslim husband's obligation to provide maintenance for a divorced wife who is unable to maintain herself". 3/13
#ModernIndia
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#RajivGandhi was barely 40 when he became Prime Minister of #India. #Politics was not his first choice as a career and yet Rajiv, an airline #pilot, found himself in the hot seat after his mother, Indira Gandhi, was assassinated in October 1984, when she was PM. 1/13
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When Rajiv took over, he had a clean personal and political image. He was non-controversial. His initiation to #politics had taken place on the death of his brother Sanjay. In 1981, Rajiv stood for election from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh and won a seat in the Lok Sabha. 2/13
#Terrorism was already raging in Punjab, and in the midst of the 1984 election campaign, #India was hit by the world’s worst industrial disaster. On 3rd December, a poisonous gas leak from American multinational Union Carbide killed 2,000 people in Bhopal. 3/12
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#IndiraPriyadarshini perpetuated immorality in the Nehru dynasty. Intellectual Indira was admitted in Oxford University but driven out from there for non performance. She was then admitted to Shantiniketan but, #RabindranathTagore chased her out for her bad conduct.
After driven out of Shantiniketan, Indira became lonely as father was busy with politics and mother was dieing of tuberculosis in Switzerland. Playing with her loneliness, #FerozeKhan, son of a grocer named Nawab Khan who supplied wines etc to Motilal Nehru's house in Allahabad!
He was able to draw close to her. The then Governor of Maharashtra, Dr. Shriprakash warned Nehru, that Indira was having an illicit relation with Feroze Khan. Feroze Khan was then in England and he was quite sympathetic to Indira. Soon enough she changed her religion!
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A few weeks after the assassination of #RajivGandhi I got a call from the News Unit of DD Chennai asking for me to give the voice over for a tape that was being put together compiling the evidence.Since the evidence was confidential at that time,the dubbing would be done at night
For days together I would go to the studio post 10 pm. A DSP from the CBI team would join me along with one editor and a sound engineer. Painstakingly each piece of evidence would be given an exhibit number and the details of what it was, where it was found etc.wd be recorded
There were hundreds of such pieces of evidence and as the process continued it gave me an idea of the meticulous planning and sheer ruthlessness of the operation that killed Rajiv. Some of the photos were too gory to be published. Human remains shredded to bits was evidence too
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#Thread
May 21, 1991: Most people I know, and who are in my age group, remember vividly where he or she was and what he or she was doing because of the shocking news of #RajivGandhi's assassination. If it didn't happen, remember, #DMK would have continued in power in #Tamilnadu.
The next #Tamilnadu election would have been in 1994. There would have been an #AIADMK for sure, but not #Jayalalithaa's servile party. In fact, I doubt if she would have been this important at all. The triumvirates who protected J from harm would have been very powerful too
#Rajiv would have come to power with a fractured mandate, but would have continued his reform path because of economic exigencies of that time. It would have been very possible that #Congress made yet another proper comeback in 1996, on the government delivering promises...
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This is a #Thread on all my Hindi articles written for @navjivanindia. I wrote them in English, translation done in-house. Link to my Author's Page navjivanindia.com/author/1428509…

Navjivan, National Herald and Quami Aawaz are newspapers started by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1930s.
मनवाधिकार दिवस की हकीकत: सिर्फ तारीख पे तारीख- बिना सुनवाई-मुकदमे के लाखों विचाराधीन कैदी जेलों में

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पंजाब शिक्षा मंत्री परगट सिंह का दिल्ली डिप्टी सीएम को करारा जवाब, कहा- पैरामीटर पर जहां चाहें बहस कर लें...
Interview with Pargat Singh in Hindi. December 4, 2021.
navjivanindia.com/news/punjab-ed…
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A brief history of #AirIndia
1) #JRDTata creates a airline that has 30% market share & had one of the highest best in class reputation globally
2) #Nehru derails it by nationalisation
3) #Morarji kicks out JRD Tata & sending it diving down
4) #RajivGandhi thinks #RatanTata will
avoid crash landing & makes him chairman. Later #AnandMahindra is made chairman. Nothing helps becoz both have no control
5) #UPA/#SoniaGandhi/#PrafulPatel/#MMS decide crash landing inevitable & they encash on it by spending 11 billion $.
6) To soften crash landing they further
merge it with #Indianairlines & #AirIndiaexpress so more employees can share the pain of the crash
7) Airline approaches crash point & #NarendraModi looks for a new pilot without success
8) Modi govt finally bites bullet, jumps out without parachute thus reducing the excess load
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Not everyone is aware of Rajiv Gandhi’s legacy. So here’s sharing a facts:

Bharat Ratna #RajivGandhi at 40, was the youngest prime minister of India. In his five years of rule from 1984 to 1989, the young leader made some sincere efforts to take the country to the 21st century.
Rajiv Gandhi laid the foundation of a modern India. He left an imprint of modernity.

Telecom Revolution

Rajiv Gandhi is hailed as the 'Father of Information Technology and Telecom Revolution of India'. He is rightfully known as the architect of digital India.
It was under his rule that Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) was established in August 1984 to develop state-of-the-art telecommunication technology and meet the needs of the Indian telecommunication network.
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Deposing #RajivGandhi and renaming the #KhelRatna award after #MajorDhyanChand is a) a classic dead cat, b) hypocritical, and c) a cheap shot. Yes, it honours one of India’s greats, but it is no political masterstroke.

#PVNarasimhaRao did it with far greater finesse … 1/
a) It is a classic #deadcat as described by @LyntonKCrosby – a sensational topic thrown in to divert attention away from more damaging topics (of which there are many). This is a standard tactic now, especially among neopopulists. So, no real surprise there

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@LyntonKCrosby b) Hypocritical, because, among other things, it comes less than six months after the #Motera stadium was renamed after #PMNarendraModi. Oh come on

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India’s biggest enemy is its enormously bloated IAS bureaucracy that holds “permanent power”thru seats left behind by British. (In Pakistan it is the military). The IAS makes or breaks politicians thru its own media+election commission apparatus. It
It (IAS machinery) can make/break politicians thru well orchestrated press “leaks”& scandals.They call it anti-incumbency sentiment of voters-they control vote bank machinery thru “election commission”. They punished #RajivGandhi thru a well timed “BoforsLeak” for his attempt to
bypass the IAS via Sam Pitroda’s CDot. His push 4 Indian growth in mobile comms threatened the IAS directly. Now the IAS machinery is punishing ModiGovt for trying to push for “economic growth”. Just like w RajivGandhi, they are threatened by Modi’s attempts to break free from
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Years after the 1987 #HashimpuraMassacre and #MalianaMassacre
Not much has changed for the survivors and the relatives of the people killed. The wounds are still fresh, the quest for justice is still an ongoing ordeal and they no more trust men in khakis
It took them precisely 2 hours to complete the task they had assigned themselves. At the end of those two hours, nothing stirred in #MalianaMassacre as people sat huddled together, gripped by fear as the stench of smoke and human bodies rose about them.
#HashimpuraMassacre
Those who ran out to escape the inferno were showered with gunfire by PAC men positioned on rooftops. Scores fell to the bullets.”
#MalianaMassacre
#HashimpuraMassacre
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राजीव गांधींनी 'डिजिटल इंडिया'चा नारा दिला, तेव्हा मोदींची गॅंग गाईच्या शेणात पार बुडालेली होती

१९८४ मध्ये विक्रमी बहुमतासह राजीव भारताचे पंतप्रधान झाले, तेव्हा ते अवघ्या चाळीस वर्षांचे होते. आणि, तरुणाईचा भारत घडवण्यात मग्न होते.
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तो काळ म्हणजे जागतिकीकरणाची गर्भारभूमी होती. जग बदलत होते.जुने कोसळत असताना, नवे काही उभे राहात होते.राजीव यांना या बदलाचे नेमके भान होते.जिल्ह्या-जिल्ह्यात नवोदय विद्यालये उभी करणा-या राजीवना नव्या तंत्रज्ञानाची व्याप्ती समजली होती आणि त्यामागचा विज्ञाननिष्ठ आशयही समजला होता
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नियतीशी दुसरा करार राजीव करू पाहात होते.
आज जी 'डिजिटल इंडिया''ची चर्चा सुरू आहे, त्याचे जनक राजीवच. जगाने त्यांचे नेतृत्व स्वीकारावे, अशी 'तरूण' मांडणी तेव्हाच ते करत होते.
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Supreme Court bench led by Justice L Nageswara Rao is hearing a plea by one of the Rajiv Gandhi Assassination convicts - AG Perarivalan, for parole.

#SupremeCourt
With multiple co-morbid illness and high chances of getting #Covid19 infection in the prison, the Madras High Court had directed the concerned authorities to grant 30 days' leave to a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case in September.

#RajivGandhiAssasination
Sr. Adv. Gopal Sankaranarayan: After your orders, the remission file is pending after the recommendation of the State Govt. for more than two years now. We have no option but to approach this Court now.
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#Sikhs 🙏 (1/a)
formidable Shield to Akhand Bhrata & Hinduism. The age old emotional & Spiritual attachment between Hindus & Sikhs further strengthen during 1947-partition. But the #1984SikhGenocide planned to aid Islamic agenda & to break the bond between Hindus & Sikhs.
contd..
#Sikhs 🙏 (1/b)
I will not share anything new but some excerpts from Punjab Tragedy (1948) & Rawalpindi plots (Unknown author) only to Link the gen0cide of Sikhs & Hindus by Muzlims to the 1984 genocide by Congress.
Plz read the thread.
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#Sikhs 🙏 (1/c)
The Mass K(i)lling of Skihs during Partition in Rawalpinidi & Punjab has similar nature. Everywhere Muzlims & then Jinnah's Henchmen Now (1984) #RajivGandhi's Henchmen Carried out the Carnage.
Contd...
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@RahulGandhi: India Needs You !

#Nehru: His great grandpa chanted #HindiChiniBhaiBhai and lost miles and miles of Indian land to China. He claimed, "Not a blade of grass grows there." He lost Pakistan Occupied Kashmir to Pakistan and turned Kashmir into hell on earth.
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#IndiraGandhi: His grandmother was planted as PM of India by USSR by eliminating Lal Bahadur Shastri. It was KGB that lorded over India during all those years of the Iron Lady's rule. Emergency was clamped USSR backing and Indira did not utter one word against interference.
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She kept blaming the "Foreign Hand" of America but was the de facto foreign "Hand" of USSR in India.

#RajivGandhi: Wasn't even able to stand up to the bullying of #AIMPLB. He was such a miserable failure that he sacrificed the interests of Indian Army...
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#Father_Son_and_Holy_Ghost

It is birth anniversary of the original #RaGa. #RajivGandhi was born on 20th August. I am inspired to write this after looking at Congress relaunching Rahul in Rajiv mood with a new wig and new set of artificial dentures.
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Rajiv wasn't just original RaGa. He was the original Pappu too. What Rahul is doing today for the BJP, Rajiv began that process in 1985. He laid the foundation stone for the phenomenal growth of #BJP from two seats to 330 plus.
#Part2
The trinity of Father, son and Holy Ghost; RaGa, RaGa and #SoGa have practically handed BJP over to India and India over to BJP.

With #ShahBano, #Ayodhya, #IPKF and #Bofors, Rajiv was the Haley's in Blunderland.
#Part3
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Col. Ajai Shukla (retd) had floated a conspiracy theory about the #Pulwama attacks, claiming that ‘Pakistan Army & ISI carried out the attack to get Modi re-elected’ as Modi in power. Shukla claimed that, Pulwama being an ‘inside job’ by PM Narendra Modi.(1/10)
Col. Ajai Shukla (retd) had made bizarre statements that the Indian Air Force “diluted” the specifications for trainer aircraft perhaps to favour a particular vendor, #Pilatus. (2/10)
Col. Ajai Shukla (retd), had been complicit in spreading fake news that Gen. (retd) V. K. Singh touched Amit Shah’s feet.(3/10)
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#घटनेची_दुर्घटना_करणाऱ्या_दुरुस्त्यांचा_पराक्रम
काँग्रेस ने आपल्या सत्ता काळात तब्बल ७५ घटना दुरुस्त्या केल्या. यात घटनेत एकूण २५५ बदल करण्यात आले.
१) नेहरूंनी १७ घटना दुरुस्त्या करत घटनेत ८८ बदल केले.
२)इंदिरा गांधींनी २९ घटना दुरुस्त्या करत घटनेत १२७ बदल केले.
#IndiraSarkar
३)राजीव गांधींनी १० घटना दुरुस्त्या करत घटनेत १७ बदल केले.
४) पी वी नरसिंहराव यांनी १० घटना दुरुस्त्या करत घटनेत १३ बदल केले.
५)मनमोहन सिंग यांनी ६ घटना दुरुस्त्या करत घटनेत ७ बदल केले.
६) लाल बहादूर शास्त्री यांनी ३ घटना दुरुस्त्या करत घटनेत ३ बदल केले. #LBShashtri #RajivGandhi
७)जनता पार्टिच्या काळात मोरारजी देसाई यांनी २ घटना दुरुस्त्या करत इंदिरा गांधींनी केलेली घाण साफ केली.
इंदिरा गांधींनी घटनेत केलेले ५२ बदल देसाई नी रद्द केले.
८)वी पी सिंग यांनी ७ घटना दुरुस्त्या करत घटनेत ८ बदल केले. #VPSingh #amendment #MorariBapu
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