Rajiv Gandhi was the architect of Digital India: Bandulal

Hyderabad, August 20: The Telangana Pradesh Congress Pradesh (TPCC) secretary paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 76th birth anniversary on Thursday.

TPCC Secretary and Congress Senior Leader Bandulal Jamalpur, paid rich floral tributes to Rajiv Gandhi’s portrait at the Gandhi Bhavan.

Speaking on the occasion Bandulal said that Rajiv Gandhi became the Prime Minister of India at the age of forty years in unavoidable circumstances and left an indelible impression of his regime through a unique style of administration. He reminded that it was Rajiv Gandhi who empowered the youth by granting voting rights to the youth of 18 years of age so as to involve them in the nation buildingexercise. He also promoted Science and Technology at a large scale and inculcated scientific ambience among all citizens. He introduced large scale reforms to boost the technological industry by reducing taxes, encouraged modernisation of industries and promoted higher foreign investments in the economy. He was the architect of digital India and father of Information Technology and Telecom Revolution of India’.

Bandulal also recalled the services rendered by Rajiv Gandhi in strengthening rural India through the Panchayatim through the 72nd Constitutional Amendment. He said Rajiv Gandhi proclaimed the Panchayati Raj institution as the third tier of the government after the Center and the States. He believed in moral-based politics and therefore, introduced the Anti-Defection Law. Rajiv Gandhi as prime minister also announced National Policy on Education (NPE) in 1986 to modernise and expand higher education programmes across the country.

The TPCC secretary said that Gandhi-Nehru family gave many sacrifices for the country. He said Rajiv Gandhi and his mother and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi made the supreme sacrifice of laying down their lives for the integrity of the nation. However, he alleged that the BJP Government headed by Prime Minister Narender Modi has been trying to distort history to undermine their contribution in the development of a modern India. He said Home Minister Amit Shah even attacked Pandit Nehru over Kashmir policy.

Bandulal requested the Congress cadre to get inspiration from the life Rajiv Gandhi. In this cellabrations
Gudur Narayan Reddy Treasurer,Tpcc vice president Kumarao tpcc general secretaries Prem Lal, Bollu Kishan , Nagesh mudiraj and other leaders were participated

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