Indian Youth Congress to launch ‘India Jodo’ campaign on anniversary of death of Rajiv Gandhi

The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) announced on Thursday that it would launch an “India Jodo” campaign from May 21 to mark the anniversary of the death of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

It will also organize blood donation camps, exhibitions of photographs based on the life of Rajiv Gandhi and talent hunt programs, the IYC said in a statement.

”The foundation of the digital revolution we are in today was laid by Rajiv Gandhi in the country. Through this program, we will usher in a new revolution as the beginning of connecting India,” said IYC National Chairman, Srinivas BV.

Speaking to the media, he also invited young people across the country to join Talkatora Stadium on May 21 and be part of the program.

Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on the night of May 21, 1991, during an election rally in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu by a female suicide bomber, identified as Dhanu. Fourteen others, including Dhanu herself, were also killed.

In a May 1999 order, the Supreme Court upheld the death sentences of four convicts – Perarivalan, Murugan, Santham and Nalini.

On Thursday convict AG Perarivalan was released after 31 years in prison.

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