Mamata pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi

Kolkata, (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday paid tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 26th death anniversary and said she would always remember the shock and pain of his “untimely demise”.

“On this day in 1991, we lost a great leader…This is a day I would never forget. The shock and pain over his untimely demise will always remain in my mind,” Banerjee posted on a social media website.

The Trinamool Congress supremo expressed her condolences to Congress President and Rajiv’s widow Sonia Gandhi and their two children Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi.

Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on this day in 1991 in a suicide bomb attack by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during an election rally in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.

He served as the Prime Minister from October 31, 1984, to December 2, 1989.

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