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Some of the Glimpses of the Book called "ADVICE AND DISSENT" written by India's ex RBI Governor Mr Y. V. Reddy. He writes in his Book ~
In those difficult Period of Congress, RBI had to pledge around 47 Tons of Gold for just Rs 40 Crore.

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This was the situation of the Indian economy during those days. I remember that Indian Economy had to see the Day in the early 90's, when a country like India had to deposit its Gold in the World Bank.…
In the Regime of Rajiv Gandhi, the Country's "Safe" was empty & then the assassination of PM Rajiv Gandhi.

Then, Shri Chandrasekhar became the new Prime Minister. The "Tijori" was empty. The government was nervous and didn't know What to do? Image
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Thread of 6 videos exposing scam of #RajivGandhi foundation must share
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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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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
Hajra Bi said Our children had come back after Friday prayers when PAC climbed our terrace and asked about gunshots(imprints are still there on the walls).One of them was dancing,He mocked me asked if it was Amitabh Bachchan who had fired.They took away my son who never came back
Haneef said, "PAC desperately tried to enter house and then told me to come outside. I was the first one to be arrested. Later other men from the locality also assembled and formed a line. We were told to keep our hands up and were taken to civil lines police
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#RememberingRajivGandhi on his 28th death anniversary. On 21 May 1991, Rajiv was assassinated by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Born as Rajeevratna Birjees Gandhi on 20 August 1944,
#RajivGandhi became the country’s youngest prime minister at d age of 40 in 1984. ImageImage
During his five-year tenure (1984-89) as #primeminister, #RajivGandhi had signed #PeaceAccords with insurgent groups in #Mizoram, #Assam and #Punjab in an effort to end insurgency and violence in these states. ImageImageImage
Under #RajivGandhi ’s rule, the #SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) was founded in 1985 and signed by Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka.
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The plainly remember #RajivGandhi for 1984 Sikh Massacre, 

This #Thread will explain you the Conspiracy and Collaboration of State sponsored Carnage ..
Congress's Role in this Planned Massacre
It was a series of organised program aganist Sikhs in India.
in response to the assassination of Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.The ruling Congress had been in active complicity with the mob, as to the organisation of the riots.

Government estimates project that about 2,800 Sikhs were killed in Delhi and 3,350 nationwide
whilst independent sources estimate the number of deaths at about 8,000–17,000.

Sikhs were killed in 40 cities across India.At least 50,000 Sikhs were displaced.Sultanpuri, Mangolpuri,Trilokpuri, and other Trans-Yamuna areas of Delhi were the worst affected.
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On the night of May 21st 1991 #RajivGandhi was assassinated by a LTTE suicide bomber Dhanu (Thenmozhi Rajaratnam)

Just 6 years after the murder of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi’s was assassinated

But who told PRABHAKARAN to assassinate Rajiv Gandhi? @Swamy39
Prabhakaran was a converted catholic follower

During the initial establishment of LTTE, the one organization which helped Prabhakran the most was none other than the Vatican, which wanted to influence the Sinhalese community in Sri Lanka who were mostly Buddhists followers
The intelligence officer had openly revealed in his blog that they found evidence that it was a deal between Vatican, NIS & LTTE with an insider’s support to strike Rajiv Gandhi, promising Prabhakaran that there will be no retaliation from the Indian side
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Short #Thread on #RajivGandhi - #Kalaignar :
The best #government #hospital in Tamilnadu, the #GGH/#MMC was renamed after #RajivGandhi because Rajiv's body was brought there. This created heart burn among #DMK cadre because RG was despised in #DMK. (2)
One lower - level functionary wrote to @arivalayam, the party HQ, demanding renaming #Royapettah Hospital after #SilkSmita. (She was brought dead to this hospital). There was no response. Then, he got a friend to write to Chief Minister's Office. Kalaignar saw the letter. (3)
The #CMO (not Kalaignar) responded thus (paraphrasing) : If we name a place after a person who has committed suicide, it will set a wrong precedent!
(The person who wrote the first letter is still an organiser at the lower level. Kalaignar knew who wrote it too)
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Under #RajivPM’s leadership India saw television kranti - #Doordarshan made many memorable serials.

#Ramayan was made on Rajivji’s suggestion

Followed by mega epic #Mahabharata

Timeless classics like #MileSurMeraTumhara #EkChidiya and several serials like #Tamas #Buniyaad #Humlog and many others were created under Rajivs Premiership 🙏🏻

India was young, smart, vibrant and united under #RajivGandhi 🙏🏻

@threadreaderapp unroll please 🙏🏻
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Story of #RajivGandhi at ~20 - he was at Cambridge, under the supervision of my dada. PM Indira Gandhi had sent butter chicken (from Moti Mahal) for him through an aide travelling to London, who was stopped at Heathrow Airport. IG called up dada, who went to Heathrow ... 1/2
Clarification: There was no taxpayer funds involved. The aide was on a personal trip to London! I’m not sure why some people are trying to give the story a sinister angle.
Second clarification - a simple Google search will let you all know that Indira Gandhi wasn’t even PM when Rajiv was at Cambridge. So how did she use taxpayer funds? C’mon Twitter. You folks are smarter!
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So @milinddeora BROKERED painting-deal between @RanaKapoor_ & @priyankagandhi. Milind wrote to 'Rana Uncle' on May-1-2010 suggesting him to talk to Vadri to buy the painting. #Vadri wrote thank-you letter to Kappor on June-4-2010, acknowledging check of ₹2,00,00,000. So sweet ☺️
#RajivGandhi painting which @RanaKapoor_ bought for ₹2,00,00,000 4m @priyankagandhi in 2010, after super-lobbying by @milinddeora👇

This ₹2 Cr must be read as ₹4cr with inflation-adjustments 4m 2010-2020!

$1M Q>What was the quid pro-quo? Did PC helped hiding @yesbank NPAs?
Transcript of Blackberry-Messenger chat between @milinddeora and @RanaKapoor_👇

Milind chased (and also hounded) Rana to pay ₹2 Cr to Vadri for the painting and at one-time mentioned to Rana that #SoniaGandhi is unhappy with the 'delay' .. Like a true #DynastyBroker☺️
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Anyone who is working in IT or Telecom field should be in-debt to #Rajiv75 for providing this wonderful career opportunity! Saluting the man who brought in young dynamism to India. #RajivGandhi was our real hero... let's find out how he changed India...

The policy for exports through satellite links was announced by #RajivGandhi’s government in Nov 1984 - This new IT policy enabled software specialists recognized as entrepreneurs, and software was considered as a business for the 1st time!

#Rajiv75 #SadhbhavanaDiwas

#Rajiv75 started the C-DOT, which is a government owned telecommunications technology development centre, in 1984 and became a trigger for telecom revolution.


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To those who don’t know- narrating an interesting incident so you all know this was #RajivGandhi
The occasion was the meeting of the National Integration council in 1987. The participants in the meetings were CMs, leaders of various political parties, activists, academics.1/4
All the participants were asked to give their views on national integration. C. Rajeshwar Rao, the leader of CPI (Left) said: Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, we shld give up the practice of lighting lamps while inaugurating functions as it’s a Hindu practice. It is against Secularism. 2/4
Rajiv Gandhi asked CPI Leader C Rajeshwar Rao, “But do you approve of ribbon cutting?”

Rajeshwar Rao said, “Yes we can do that, but not the lighting of the lamps”.
Rajiv Gandhi was angry & amuses by his view. He said, “Lamp gives us light. Light is the symbol of knowledge...3/4
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Since the cartoonist is supposed to be a mirror of what happened, I am tweeting a thread of what the Great R K Laxman thought of Mr #RajeevGandhi over the years. Source of the cartoons is his collection by @PenguinIndia an excellent book if anyone wishes to collect
The reluctant Son who had to be crowned after the “Chosen One “ dies tragically.
Years later this Cartoon by Laxman would turn out to be a Prophecy.. #dynasty #RahulGandhi
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@narendramodi @scroll_in @akashbanerjee @thewire_in @TheQuint @AltNews @RahulGandhi Bangaram/ Warship. Lakshadweep islands are hold a Naval Base and are surrounded by corals reefs, means water too shallow for a warship. Nothing is safer for a warship than proximity to a base. 1/n
@narendramodi @scroll_in @akashbanerjee @thewire_in @TheQuint @AltNews @RahulGandhi Bangaram/ Warship/ #RajivGandhi Since Lakshwadeep probably didn’t have an airport back then its probable their helicopter landed on a war ship and they tools smaller boats from there. 2/n
@narendramodi @scroll_in @akashbanerjee @thewire_in @TheQuint @AltNews @RahulGandhi Bangaram/ Warship/ #RajivGandhi We are getting sick of your lies, we can see you’re pretending to be smarter than you are, and SHAME ON YOU for deliberately misleading innocent village folk. 3/n
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PM Modi’s mention of #RajivGandhi and corruption in one sentence seems to have ruffled quite a few feathers in Congress ecosystem. The direct attack on first family’s halo has struck raw nerves. Let’s focus on three disasters of Rajiv Gandhi’s tenure. 1/n
Not many of us know that Indian Army had around 4000 casualties from 1987-1990, fighting a war in Sri Lanka which was never ours to fight. Yes, he paid for this with his life, but so did thousands of Indian soldiers on the whims of one man. 2/n
Contrast this with media’s treatment of Modi on Abhinandan. Entire propaganda machine was geared up to hound and blame Modi for an incident, which happened while defending the country from foreign aggression. 3/n
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Congies can scream PM Chor hai without any evidence.
Manufacture fake cases agn Amit Shah
They will abuse Veer Savarkar
Mock Vajpayee
Will drag Manohar Parrikar in their slimy politics
But one cannot Q Rajiv Gandhi.
Is the Dynasty above Democracy❓
Rajiv Gandhi was responsible for Genocide of the Sikh community carried out by Cong workers justified by Rajiv himself by comments "When a big tree falls earth shakes.

Its the Modi Govt who has reopened cases in 1984 riots n Sajjan Kumar was found guilty.
Warren Anderson responsible for deaths of 16000 people & injuring 10000 people in Bhopal Gas Tragedy. He was escorted by d state Machinery of Rajiv & allowed to escape to USA.
Rajiv G allowed safe passage to Anderson in a 'Quid pro quo ' to secure d release of Adil Shahryar
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The demand for #BogibeelBridge started in early 1960s. Even the Chinese aggression couldn't wake successive #Congress govts to move an inch towards realising people's dream of a much needed bridge.
People struggled for decades, students fought with successive Congress govts but they wont blink. Ultimately, it took the might of #AssamAgitation to take note of #BogibeelBridge demand.
1985: #Assam Accord was signed whereby #BogibeelBridge was committed by #Congress government led by then Prime Minister late #RajivGandhi. A demand - among many others - that was acknowledged after martyrdom of 855 young students of #Assam
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#RajivGandhi Govt was responsible for bringing in a ridiculous law which still exists: Anti-Defection.

While it's a good law to prevent people from jumping parties, it's also a horrible law which binds elected representatives to the whims & fancies of party leaders.
The anti-defection law binds representatives to party whips and prevents them from voting according to their conscience. It practically & single-handedly defeats the purpose of participative democracy.

For a simple (and fun) breakdown, watch this:
It's also quite disturbing how this is not common knowledge yet & how party after party came in but nobody tried to change it.

Why, you ask? Because all of them benefit. It concentrates power in hands of the top leadership. Individual MPs are just numbers, not representatives.
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