Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989
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Rajiv Gandhi was an Indian politician who served as the 6th Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989. He took office after the assassination of his mother, then–prime minister Indira Gandhi, to become at the age of 40 the youngest Indian prime minister. He served until his defeat at the 1989 election, and then became Leader of the Opposition, Lok Sabha, resigning in December 1990, six months before his own assassination.
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Congress' soul is Hindu, party leaders should attend Ram temple ceremony if invited: Shiv Sena (UBT)Shiv Sena urges Congress leaders to attend Ayodhya ceremony; Uddhav Thackeray-led party is an ally of Congress in Maha Vikas Aghadi and INDIA bloc; criticizes BJP for Babri mosque demolition; Congress..
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My father would say his stint with Indira Gandhi was 'golden period': Sharmishtha MukherjeeFormer president Pranab Mukherjee's daughter, Sharmishtha Mukherjee, revealed that her father felt excluded from Rajiv Gandhi's cabinet due to his non-subservient attitude. She also highlighted his..
Shah recalls Cong's Mandal stand, slams it on OBC issueHome minister Amit Shah criticized Congress for neglecting the recommendations of commissions under Kaka Kalelkar and B P Mandal, as well as Rajiv Gandhi's opposition to OBC quota. Shah claimed that PM..
Kamal Nath's comments show Congress had equal role in Babri demolition: Asaduddin OwaisiAIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi criticized Congress leader Kamal Nath for his comments on the Ayodhya Ram temple issue."Kamal Nath has once again proved my point as well as that of thousands and..
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra vows sops in Chhattisgarh, Rs 500 subsidy on LPGPriyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress leader, defended her family's legacy of politics, stating that it was not dynastic but driven by intense patriotism. She highlighted the assassinations of her father,..
Women's reservation bill a 'jumla' by BJP: Mallikarjun Kharge in ChhattisgarhAddressing an event in poll-bound Chhattisgarh, Kharge said, that the women's reservation bill, which was recently passed in Parliament, is not a new thing as former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had..
PM Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on birth anniversary
Rajiv Gandhi birth anniversary: Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge pay tribute to former PM
Take CEC job only if no alternative, Rajiv Gandhi and Venkataraman advised T N Seshan
Congress leaders pay tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on death anniversary, call him 'great son of India'
PM Modi pays tributes to Rajiv Gandhi
'Papa, you are with me, as inspiration': Rahul Gandhi pens emotional tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary"On the 32nd anniversary of his passing, I pay a heartfelt tribute to my beloved father, Rajiv Gandhi. Papa, you continue to be my eternal inspiration, residing in my memories forever!" Rahul Gandhi..
Indira Gandhi removed my father as union secretary, he was superseded during Rajiv Gandhi period: EAM JaishankarNoting that he belongs to a family of bureaucrats and that the political opportunity as a union minister came as a bolt from the blue in 2019, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said..
2002 Godhra train burning: Convicts cite Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seek releaseA bench of Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justices P S Narasimha and J B Pardiwala asked solicitor general Tushar Mehta, who appeared for the Gujarat government, whether grant of remission could be..
LTTE chief Prabhakaran alive, living with wife and daughter: Ex-Congress leader's shocking claimThe LTTE was involved in the assassination of former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and Prabhakaran was allegedly the mastermind of the deadly attack which was carried out by a LTTE suicide bomber..
Rahul Gandhi visits memorials of former PMs, Mahatma GandhiFormer Congress president Rahul Gandhi visited Veer Bhumi, Shakti Sthal and Shanti Van, the memorials of former prime ministers Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Rahul Gandhi also..
Congress left no stone unturned in insulting Sardar Patel, says Amit ShahAddressing a rally in Ahmedabad in the evening, Shah alleged that successive Congress governments dragged their feet over the Narmada dam project because Sardar Patel’s name was connected with it...
Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Congress to file review petition in Supreme Court against release of convictsFacing criticism from the Congress, the government last week moved the Supreme Court seeking a review of its order for premature release of convicts.
Congress to file review petition in SC on release of Rajiv assassination convictsThe Congress will file a review petition in the Supreme Court challenging the decision to release six convicts of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, party sources said on Monday.
Centre seeks recall of Supreme Court order releasing Rajiv Gandhi killing convictsThe Union government on Thursday moved the Supreme Court, requesting it to review and recall its November 11 order directing release of six Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts by granting..
Rajiv Gandhi killers released, now set me free too: Life convict to Supreme CourtSwami Shradhanand, whose death sentence for murdering his wife for her wealth was altered to entire life in prison, on Wednesday pleaded with the Supreme Court for his release, seeking parity with the..
'Was very emotional': Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini Sriharan recalls meeting with Priyanka Gandhi VadraRajiv Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had met with Nalini Sriharan in 2008 and the meeting was 'very emotional.
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Who and where is Nalini Sriharan's daughter Harithra? Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict claims innocence after releaseNalini was pregnant at the time of the assassination.
Priyanka Gandhi posed questions on Rajiv Gandhi's assassination: Nalini SriharanPriyanka Gandhi Vadra asked about the killing of her father Rajiv Gandhi when she met her in prison in 2008 and she was emotional, Nalini Sriharan, one of the convicts freed in the former prime..
'We are victims, not terrorists or killers': Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict RP Ravichandran after releaseRP Ravichandran was one of the six convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case who were released by the Supreme Court after over 30 years.
Why was Nalini Sriharan, convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination, released from jail by Supreme Court?After spending over 30 years in prison, Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini Sriharan was released from jail on Saturday.
Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Nalini Sriharan and three other convicts released from jailNalini Sriharan, her husband and three other convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case were released from Tamil Nadu prisons on Saturday evening. Earlier today, Nalini Sriharan was taken for her..
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Congress differs with Gandhis, slams SC relief in Rajiv Gandhi case
Supreme Court orders 6 Rajiv case convicts freed after 30+ years in prisonFollowing through its order in May directing the release of life convict A G Perarivalan in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case by invoking its powers under Article 142 of the Constitution, the Supreme..
After SC verdict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, SAD seeks release of Sikh prisoners
Tamil Nadu parties welcome release of Rajiv case convicts, Congress sees redTamil Nadu's ruling DMK and main opposition AIADMK welcomed the Supreme Court ruling, setting free the six Rajiv Gandhi case convicts, while the Congress party termed it unacceptable.
'Does PM Modi support accused?': Congress MP Manickam Tagore on SC decision to release Rajiv Gandhi's killersCongress MP from Tamil Nadu Manickam Tagore took a swipe at the Modi government on the issue and questioned if Prime Minister Narendra Modi supported the three Sri Lankans' crime after the six accused..
Who is Nalini Sriharan? What role did she play in assassinating Rajiv Gandhi?Justices BR Gavai and BV Nagarathna stated that the apex court's ruling regarding AG Perarivalan also applies to other defendants.
Supreme Court orders early release of 6 Rajiv Gandhi murder convictsA bench of Justices BR Gavai and BV Nagarathna said the judgment of the top court vis-a-vis AG Perarivalan is applicable to other accused as well.
SC decision to free killers of former PM Rajiv Gandhi unacceptable, erroneous: Congress
Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC orders premature release of Nalini, 5 other convictsSupreme Court on Friday set free all the six convicts undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Earlier, the Tamil Nadu government had earlier favoured the premature release..
I know, you did it all for love: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to Sonia GandhiMallikarjun Kharge, the first non-Gandhi party chief in 24 years, presented the framed photograph of Rajiv Gandhi to Sonia Gandhi at the AICC headquarters. Party workers cheered as the once reclusive..
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SC seeks govt stand on Rajiv Gandhi assassin's plea for early releaseThe Supreme Court Monday sought responses from the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government on a plea filed by Nalini Sriharan, serving life sentence in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking..
Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC notice to Centre, TN on Nalini's plea seeking premature releaseA bench of Justices B R Gavai and B V Nagarathna issued notices to the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government and sought their replies on the plea. The top court also issued notices on the plea filed by..
'Fired missiles on me, I only retaliated with a 303 rifle': Ghulam Nabi Azad attacks Congress"Since I have been a member of the party for 52 years and consider Rajeev Gandhi to be my brother and Indira Gandhi to be my mother," GN Azad said.
Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to father Rajiv Gandhi ahead of 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'