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Cong leaders stage protest against PM Modi, Guv Malik for their remarks on Rajiv Gandhi

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Jammu, May 11: Several leaders of the Jammu and Kashmir unit of Congress Saturday staged a protest here against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Governor Satya Pal Malik for their remarks on former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

“We have assembled here to express our anger over the insult to the former prime minister who laid down his life for the country 28 years ago. It is most unfortunate that the state governor has joined the vilification campaign of BJP and Modi,” J-K Congress chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma told reporters.

On Thursday, the Governor had said in Srinagar that Rajiv Gandhi was not initially corrupt but, under the influence of some people, he got involved in the Bofors corruption case.

During a rally in Uttar Pradesh on May 04, Modi had targeted Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, saying, “Your father (Rajiv Gandhi) was termed Mr Clean by his courtiers, but his life ended as ‘bhrashtachari’ no 1 (corrupt number 1).”

Besides, Modi on Wednesday accused the Gandhi family of using warship INS Viraat as its “personal taxi” when Rajiv Gandhi was the prime minister.

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