FROM OUR Correspondent
Silchar, May 21: Along with the tion, former Prime Minister of India, Bharat Rat Rajiv Gandhi was remembered and paid homage on his 26th death anniversary by the members and workers of Binkandie Block Congress Committee at Binkandie Ghat on Sunday. Floral tributes on the portrait of the late leader of the party were offered by the members and workers of the party. Unfortutely, in 1991, while he was campaigning for his party at Sriperumbudur near Cheni, Tamil du, he was assassited by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in a suicide bomb attack. He served as Prime Minister of the tion from October 31, 1984 to December 2, 1989. Along with the block Congress president, Monojit Das, others who offered floral tributes included Binkandie Ghat Mandal Congress president, Lakhirayan Kurmi, I Kanta Singha, Raghu Rikiasan, Pritam Debroy, Alok Debroy, Gita Goswami and Bikram Goala. Later, a discussion session was also held on the life and times of the late leader. They discussed about Rajiv Gandhi’s achievements and contributions as a Prime Minister towards the tion and its people.
Rajiv Gandhi, the sixth Prime Minister of the country, was a prolific leader who led the tion to progress and prosperity. He was born into a renowned and influential political family. His materl grandfather was Jawaharlal Nehru who served as the first Prime Minister of the Independent India. Rajiv Gandhi became the Prime Minister after the death of his mother, Indira Gandhi. When he took the oath of Prime Ministership, he was the youngest to hold such position. Rajiv Gandhi had a vision of a developed tion. His short tenure as the Prime Minister saw many social and economic reforms.