Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader, paid tribute to his father, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, on Saturday, recalling him as a visionary leader and a wonderful father whom he misses. ‘India is an old country but a young nation,’ Rahul Gandhi posted beside a video of Rajiv Gandhi’s speech: ‘India is an old country but a young nation.’ And, like the rest of the world’s youth, we’re impatient. I am young with a dream of my own. I envision India as strong, independent, self-sufficient, and in the vanguard and front of the world’s nations, serving humanity. “Through devotion, hard work, and the combined determination of our people, I am devoted to realising that ambition.”
“This is just what my father needed. I could envision him going about meeting individuals, getting into their details, and understanding their details. Also, consider the big picture “In the tribute film, Rahul Gandhi adds.
“Rajiv ji had a vision for India in the twenty-first century. He had a vision for telecommunications, panchayati raj, and women’s empowerment in politics. He had enormous goals for India, and the Congress party aided him in realising them. He provided the people, especially the impoverished, a voice in government “Rahul Gandhi’s old speech was incorporated in the video.
Rajiv Gandhi was slain by a suicide bomber from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during an election rally in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, on May 21, 1991. Fourteen others were slain, including the suicide bomber Dhanu.