PM Narendra Modi on last Saturday alleged former Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna ,Shree Rajiv Gandhi , a corrupt No 1.After this statement of Modi , an earlier statement of former Prime Minister , Atal Bihari Vajpayee got viral on various social platform and turned head lines of various Media Houses across the globe.
On this statement against former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, Congress President and General Secretary ,Priyanka Gandhi Vadra consequently condemned this with strong opposition.
Meanwhile an earlier statement of former Prime Minister that says “If Iam alive today , it’s because of Rajiv Gandhi” got viral.
The statement of Atal Bihari Vajpayee which is in discussion linking with the current scenario of political blame game was urged by the great Atal Bihari Vajpyee in the year 1991 after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.At that time Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the leader of Opposition.When a Journalist asked questions about Rajiv Gandhi to him , Vajpayee turned calm and replied that if he is live ,it’s because of only Rajiv Gandhi.
MATTER OF THE FACT
In the year 1998 when Mr. Vajpayee was suffering from a serious illness related to kidney. Earlier in 1985 Vajpayee had already lost a kidney.And after 3 years ,his second kidney was on the way of deterioration.
Rajiv Gandhi was the Prime Minister in that year of 1998.One day he called on Mr. Vajpayee to his office and informed ,” I am going to ENGAGE you in the delegation of that is likely to be sent to United Nation.I hope you will be able to make the necessary treatment during your official visit.”
Vajpayee told to the jouranlist that after this he went to New York and got his kidney transplant.After 10 year of this incident ,Vajpayee again visited to New York but that time as the Prime Minister of India.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Member of Rajya Sabha at the time when Rajiv Gandhi helped him in his treatment.But astonishingly , Rajiv Gandhi did not mention about Vajpayee’s treatment in any of his statement which reflects his dignity.
It’s a true kindness of a Government even towards it’s strong political opponent which is just like a day dream in today’s politics of World’s largest democracy .
(By Karam Veer Kamal: Editor in Chief)