Daily Dispatch: Why is PM Modi Talking About Rajiv Gandhi in 2019?

Why is PM Modi attacking Rajiv Gandhi? Signs of desperation or a good political strategy?

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the Gandhi family of using warship INS Viraat as its "personal taxi" when Rajiv Gandhi was the prime minister. Afterwards senior BJP leaders have spoken out against Rajiv Gandhi's “misuse” of armed forces too. But in 2019, why are we talking about Rajiv Gandhi? On today's episode of "Daily Dispatch," we analyse this question.

Gandhi Family Used INS Viraat as ‘Personal Taxi’: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, 8 May, accused the Gandhi family of using warship INS Viraat as its "personal taxi" when Rajiv Gandhi was the prime minister. Addressing his first poll rally in Delhi ahead of the 12 May elections for seven seats, Modi alleged that the Congress insulted the warship by using it for vacations of Gandhi family. Read the full story here.

Did Rajiv Gandhi Use INS Viraat as a ‘Personal Taxi’ as PM Claims?

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off the controversy, several senior naval officers and experts, who were in the know at the time, have weighed in and are divided on the matter.

Several officers who were aboard the INS Viraat at the time, including then Chief of Southern Naval Command Admiral L Ramdas (Retd), have refuted PM Modi’s claims. Read the full story here.

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