Today is the death anniversary of former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi. Rajiv Gandhi entered active politics only after his younger brother Sanjay Gandhi dies in a plane crash. Until then, it was Sanjay who was active in politics and seen with his mother Indira Gandhi at meetings, rallies and other political occasions. After Indira Gandhi’s demise in 1984, Rajiv Gandhi was made Prime Minister.
On May 21st, 1991, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by the terrorist organization LTTE when he reached Sriperumbudur during an election campaign. Rajiv Gandhi was a trained Pilot and was employed in Indian Airlines before entering active politics.
Rajiv Gandhi started his engineering studies twice in his life but did not complete either time.
Today is his thirtieth death anniversary. Various political and social classes paid tribute to Rajiv Gandhi. Congress workers were seen paying tribute to their former leader on social media.
What Salman Khurshid Wrote
Salman Khurshid, a senior Congress leader and MP, wrote such a message from his Twitter handle that many people did not like. Posting a picture of Rajiv Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi side by side, he wrote, “The once and future king of democracy.”.
The once and future king of democracy. pic.twitter.com/UwpCabdgwm— Salman Khurshid (@salman7khurshid) May 21, 2021
Many users strongly opposed this and wrote that in democracy there is no king, here the king is only a quilt. A user named Dr. Vedika wrote “There’s no King in Democracy. People are the Rulers”.
There’s no King in Democracy.— Dr. Vedika (@vishkanyaaaa) May 21, 2021
People are the Rulers 🤷🏻♀️
A user named Harsh Bharadwaj reacted to Salman Khurshid’s post and wrote ” England – Parliamentary form of democracy with Monarchy as head of the state. India – Parliamentary form of democracy with elected President as head of the State. There is no concept of kingship in Indian Democracy.”
England – Parliamentary form of democracy with Monarchy as head of the state.— Harsh Bhardwaj (@iAdvocate_Harsh) May 21, 2021
India – Parliamentary form of democracy with elected President as head of the State.
There is no concept of kingship in Indian Democracy. #ModernSlaves
Some other tweets which criticized the post by the congress veteran leader.
This is where congress has exposed its HYPOCRISY again— mandar 🇮🇳 (@mandarsk) May 21, 2021
In a democracy there are no KINGS ..CHANGE YOUR FEUDAL MINDSET 🤦♂️
WATCH “SUPER 30” HINDI MOVIE in your spare time..there is a dialogue in the movie
“अरे आज राजा का बेटा राजा नहीं बनेगा. राजा वहीं बनेगा जो हकदार होगा”
हम बोले तो बोले क्या?— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) May 21, 2021
जनता प्रतिनिधि या सेवक चुनती है
दरबारी राजा और युवराज की चापलूसी में लगे रेहते हैं! pic.twitter.com/GmHL5jy6wC
This is not the first time that Salman Khurshid has been criticized, he has been part of some controversies before also.