Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy today paid glowing tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 21st death anniversary tomorrow. In a message, the Chief Minister described late Rajiv Gandhi as the leader who heralded India into the 21st century. He said the former Prime Minister was a great visionary, able administrator and a dynamic leader.
The Chief Minister said Rajiv Gandhi laid down his life for the integration of the country and died in a bomb blast at Sri Perumbudur on 21st May, 1991. Mr Reddy said Mr Gandhi brought in panchayatraj reforms and also heralded the IT and Communications revolution in the country. He also launched many programmes for the uplift of the downtrodden in the country, the Chief Minister recalled. Mr Reddy also said late Rajiv Gandhi gave a new boost to India’s economic progress and gave the country a pride of place in the comity of world nations. The Chief Minister said late Rajiv Gandhi’s ideals, leadership qualities and dynamism will always be an inspiration to him and he would try to follow the late leader.