After slamming and calling the former PM Rajiv Gandhi ‘bhrashtachari’ no 1 (corrupt number 1), on Tuesday morning Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to him on his 28th death anniversary.
“Tributes to former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary,” PM Narendra Modi tweeted. This comes after PM Modi, in a bitterly fought election campaign, had targeted Congress chief Rahul Gandhi during a rally in Uttar Pradesh, saying, “Your father (Rajiv Gandhi) was termed Mr Clean by his courtiers, but his life ended as ‘bhrashtachari’ no 1 (corrupt number 1).
PM Modi didn’t stop there he continued to attack the Congress with barbs on Rajiv Gandhi. In an election rally in New Delhi, Modi said, Rajiv Gandhi used naval warship INS Viraat as his “personal taxi” when he went for a holiday with his family and relatives from sasural in 1987.
Later, BJP also attacked Rajiv Gandhi and alleged that the “instructions to kill” came from the then Prime Minister’s Office in 1984 riots. “It’s on record of Nanavati Commission that probed the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the biggest genocide of India in which the government killed its own citizens, that instructions to kill came directly from the then PM Rajiv Gandhi’s office,” the BJP posted on Twitter, adding, “The country awaits justice for this karma.”