Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was today remembered on his 70th birth anniversary with several leaders paying homage at his memorial in New Delhi. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the late leader's wife and Congress President Sonia Gandhi offered flowers at his memorial 'Vir Bhumi'. Sonia Gandhi was accompanied by son and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, daughter Priyanka Gandhi and son-in-law Robert Vadra, who arrived together to pay homage. Rajiv Gandhi, who was the sixth and youngest PM of India, was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu during a poll campaign.
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Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on the Narendra Modi led NDA government at the Centre over the increasing incidents of communal conflicts in the country, especially in the northern India. "There has been a spurt in communal violence in the country, especially in some states, after the new government came to power," Sonia said while addressing Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee convention in Thiruvananthapuram.