in Kerala on Sunday blasted the BJP, declaring that the celebration in power at the
is more worried about itself instead of the nation, a sharp contrast to previous Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who put the country first prior to whatever.
The view was revealed by veteran Congress leader and previous Union Defence Minister A K Antony while speaking on the celebration of Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary.
“When he (Rajiv Gandhi) was Prime Minister he put the nation first prior to the interests of the celebration. The celebration (BJP) in power at the Centre is more worried about itself than the country.
“They are not worried if the nation burns, if there is common violence or if there is any other kind of discontent. They are just interested in guaranteeing they stay in power,” Antony declared at the remembrance event held at Indira Bhavan here.
He declared that when Rajiv Gandhi was PM, he guaranteed peace in Punjab, Assam and Mizoram at the expense of the Congress’s power in those states.
Antony likewise declared that the late PM of India lagged women empowerment in the nation. “His choices as PM were likewise responsible for political empowerment of
Antony stated that had Rajiv Gandhi’s life not been interrupted, and he had another stint as PM, the face of the nation would have altered for the much better.
Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) and MP K Sudhakaran, who likewise spoke on the event, declared that the then federal government in power had actually gotten rid of the SPG defense offered to Rajiv Gandhi regardless of understanding the hazard to his life.
“The existing federal government has actually eliminated the SPG security of Sonia Gandhi, her kid Rahul and her child Priyanka. If there is anybody who requires SPG defense, it is them. One can just think the reason behind elimination of their SPG defense,” Sudhakaran stated.
The Congress likewise vowed to observe the day as Anti-Terrorism Day.
Rajiv Gandhi, who was India’s prime minister in between 1984 and 1989, was assassinated by LTTE terrorists on this day at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu in 1991 throughout an election project.