Rajiv Gandhi is a perfect example of how the country suffers when a clueless man becomes the Prime Minister through nepotism. Rajiv Gandhi committed innumerable blunders during his tenure from 1984 to 1989. Here is an article collated from the tweet thread of @AparBharat highlighting all the blunders committed by him.
1984 Anti-Sikh Riots
It was a big blot on Congress, where riot accused were rewarded with Lok Sabha tickets, Cabinet ranks, and recently one of them was made a CM. Rajiv Gandhi made a foolish statement saying “when a big tree falls, the ground shakes” in reference to the Sikh genocide following the death of Indira Gandhi.
Khalistan activities were intensified in different parts of Bharat and it also triggered activities abroad. Air India flight from Canada to Bharat was blown up mid-air, killing 329 people. Extremist activities continued till the mid 90’s and today the same Congress is preaching about peace and harmony.
1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy
To date, Bhopal Gas victims never got justice for the man-made blunder. Firstly, Rajiv Gandhi denied help from Italians who were well equipped to handle the aftermath. Secondly, he traded Mohammed Yunus, an Indira loyalist from US jail for Warren Anderson.
In 1985, When Rajiv Gandhi went to the US, he not only traded Warren Anderson but he also met all economists from the US to make an ambitious plan for Liberalisation with his 2 young economic advisors Manmohan Singh and Montek Singh Ahluwalia. It was much similar to Rahul Gandhi flirting with RRR (is it Raghuram Rajan) and Arvind Subramanian.
Now the fancy economic policies which look inspiration from outside led to a total economic collapse by 1989. The growth rate was planned for 5%, exceeded 6% p.a. but the fiscal deficit was 7% of GDP which led to total collapse by 1991. Manmohan Singh was equally responsible along with Rajiv Gandhi.
In 1985, the clueless prime minister said that out of 1 rupee spent by the government, only 15 paise reach people on the ground. So he accepted that there was 85% corruption and corruption is a Hallmark of Congress leadership, he made no efforts to curb corruption which played a big part in the collapse of Bharat’s economy.
A divorced Muslim lady called Shah Bano won a case against her husband where Supreme Court said in verdict that she will receive Rs. 125 per month as alimony. Rajiv who was under huge pressure from ministers and his minority vote bank made a constitutional amendment to overturn SC.
Now after a shameful act of minority appeasement, Rajiv Gandhi was faced with the wrath of Hindus who found him hugely biased. Now, the clueless man tried monkey balancing by doing a Shilanyas at Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya. He had no love for Hindus, but he just wanted to neutralize Hindu anger.
Now, it seems like Rajiv could easily succumb to pressure from religious organizations. Rajiv should have taken Muslims in confidence but he didn’t, so by 1987, they started violence in different parts of the country which led to Hashimpura riots in 1987. The situation went out of his control.
1987 Bengal Elections
Rajiv Gandhi jumped as the star campaigner in Bengal against CPI(M). He made 2 promises- 10 lakh jobs in Bengal and rice for Rs. 2/kg. This backfired as CPM was successful in exposing his fake promises. Today, Team Rahul is following exactly the same model to fool voters.
1987 Bofors Scandal
This scandal exposed Rajiv Gandhi and eventually led to his electoral loss of 1989. This campaign was an alarm bell for Bharatiyas to identify Congress as the epitome of corruption. Many such defense scandals also took place in UPA 1 and UPA 2 eras and led to the weakening of defense infrastructure.
Rajiv Gandhi’s close friend Subramanian Swamy is the only one person who is still defending Rajiv Gandhi in 2020 for the Bofors scandal. When Congress and Gandhis are not defending Rajiv, our Jay is religiously standing his ground firm for the sake of his Veeru.
1989 Bhagalpur riots
Congress and Rajiv Gandhi were directly held responsible for the polarisation in Bhagalpur, Bihar which led to huge communal riots. These riots had wiped out Congress in Bihar and they could never recover from this loss. Rajiv brought the high command culture.
1987 IPKF to Sri Lanka
Former External Affairs Minister accused that Rajiv Gandhi was ill-advised and he signed a peace accord and sent Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to Sri Lanka without informing the cabinet. This blunder escalated to another dimension that it eventually led to his assassination in 1991.
So Rajiv did one blunder after another, in his decision making which damaged Bharat in many ways. He mismanaged the economy for which his economic advisor Manmohan Singh should be equally blamed. His decisions started communal riots in Bharat. He squandered away the chance he had got with a historic mandate.
Rahul Gandhi is no different as he is equally clueless, knows nothing about the economy, defense nor has the maturity to handle communal harmony. His advisors are also like Rajiv’s who borrow fancy ideas from outside. They are simply fooling people with fake job promises and support of the leftist media today using similar narratives from the Rajiv era.
Amongst Rajiv Gandhi’s other transgressions were using INS Viraat for pleasure tourism to Bangaram Atoll in Lakshadweep in 1988. Star of the millennium and idol of the masses, Amitabh Bachchan along with other prominent politicians and media persons had accompanied him.
Also, Rajiv Gandhi, while being a pilot for IA, was a commission agent for Boeing. He collected kickbacks from Airbus as well over A320 sales to Indian Airlines.
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