Rajiv Gandhi, who became Prime Minister by accident when his mother Indira Gandhi fell to her own guards' bullets in 1984, was assassinated at Sriperumbudur off Chennai on 20th May, 1990 when he was about to address an election meeting; Dhanu, a female suicide bomber, set off the explosion. My grandmother told me that she was going to die and my father also. "Whatever the reason, I do not condone any kind of violence", said Rahul during an interaction with alumni of the Indian Institutes of Management in Singapore.
"We knew that Papa [father] was going to die".
"That is how I would have rolled it out, because that is what I think should have been done with the demonetisation which was not good at all", he said in a video shared by the Congress party on its Twitter handle. "But, somehow, completely...in fact, completely (forgiven) (Sic.)" Rahul Gandhi said. Thats where you get caught. When I saw Prabhakaran lying dead on TV, I got two feelings - first was why they are humiliating this man in this way.
"And second was. I felt really bad for him and for his kids", Gandhi said. I have been through a lot of pain to get this and it is something I consider very valuable. "Are you are pardoning or politicising now?" she asked referring to Rahul's remark that "in politics, when you mess with the wrong forces, and if you stand for something, you will die". "I find it hard to hate people, even my sister does", added Rahul Gandhi. "Rahul's statement lack patriotism; he should understand that the punishment was awarded to the killers of the former prime minister, not his father", he said.
"We have forgiven our father's murderers".
"I was 14 when my grandmother was assassinated". I used to play badminton with those who killed my grandmother. So you live in a particular environment.surrounded by 15 guys from morning, noon and night, I dont think thats a privilege.
Former Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday said that someone from outside the Nehru-Gandhi family could be the party president in near future.