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Congmen pay tributes to Rajiv

CONGRESSMEN PAID tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 15th death anniversary, which was observed as ?Anti Terrorist Day?.

india Updated: May 22, 2006 01:04 IST

CONGRESSMEN PAID tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 15th death anniversary, which was observed as ‘Anti Terrorist Day’.

Party workers in a large number reached Anand Bhawan and paid floral tributes to departed leader by garlanding his portrait.

On this occasion, Congressmen recalled Rajiv’s contribution in nation building and said he was known for his honesty and commitment to cleanliness in public life. Gandhi was a multifaceted personality with an intense desire for quick changes on economic, industrial and IT fronts.

Among those who paid tributes were former Union Minister Rampujan Patel, Shekhar Bahuguna, Ram Yagya Dwivedi, Fuzail Hashmi, Kishore Varshney, Jamuna Prasad, Muharram Ali, Devesh Ranjan Raju, AUU vice president Brajendra Mishra, HN Mehrotra, Parvej Ansari, Sanjay Tiwari, Mukund Tiwari, Shaukat Ali, Rama Dixit and many others.

Meanwhile, activists of the Rajiv Gandhi Jan Kalyan Samaj Sevi Sansthan demanded installation of the statue of Rajiv Gandhi in front of Allahabad junction station.

Attack condemned: Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee spokesman Kishore Varshney condemned the terrorists attack on Congress rally organised in Srinagar to mark Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary.

Calling the incident unfortunate, he said such terrorists’ acts couldn’t lower the morale of Congressmen and people of country at large. He described the attack as an act of frustration.

Meanwhile, Parvez Akhtar Ansari and former AUU president Sanjay Tiwari along with several activists burnt the effigy of terrorism at the Subhash crossing this evening while condemning the action of terrorists in which several youth Congressmen were killed. They said, terrorist action has made them more firm in their resolve to keep struggling against such anti-national acts.