Big newspaper advertisements are given on 20.08.2018 by Congress, states ruled by Congress and some organizations to remember former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birthday falling on 20th August. Similar advertisements are prominently given on other departed prime ministers but only those belonging to Nehru-Gandhi family on birth and death anniversaries by Congress. Big question is – Was Congress person PV Narsimha Rao not selected by Congress party to become the prime minister of India?
Media-reports also indicate that his dead body was not even allowed in party headquarters like was done, and rightly too, by BJP who even at party level gave due honour to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Such selected remembrance of prime ministers belonging only to Nehru-Gandhi family proves beyond doubt that Congress has lowered itself to position of regional parties where dynastic politics is the tradition.
Even Rajiv Gandhi could be remembered in true spirit by Congress by honouring commitments given by Rajiv Gandhi through Assam-accord signed by him rather than opposing and criticizing National Register of Citizens (NRC).