leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that he nursed no anger or hatred towards
those who assassinated his father, former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi in 1991, adding that his father’s death caused him excruciating pain, reports
“I don’t have anger or hatred towards anybody. Of course, I lost my
father and for me it was a very difficult time, but I am ready to forgive them,” Rahul said.
On another question about his father’s murderers, Rahul stressed that violence cannot take anything away from anyone, and no matter what others try my father is alive in me.
Rahul’s statements came while he was interacting with students of Bharathidasan Government College for Women in Pondicherry when a student asked him about his feelings towards Rajiv Gandhi’s killers.
The recent developments by the Tamil Nadu government recommending release of all the seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination have brought the spotlight back on the case.
However, the recommendation backed by majority of political parties was opposed by Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC).
the court announces the release of seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi’s case, we will accept
it. However, political parties rooting for their release is unacceptable,”
Alagiri had said.
Gandhi was killed on May 21, 1991 by a woman suicide bomber at Sriperumbudur
near Chennai in a poll rally.