How do you rate now Rajiv Gandhi as PM after (a) Bofors scandal, (b).Anti-Sikh riots, (c) Andersons fleeing India after Bhopal Gas tragedy ?
(d) Rajeev would just walk up to a municipal school kid amidst his busy schedule and talk w/. her for hours and jot down her notes on what she aspires 4 the education system.
(e) Rajeev would treat an ordinary citizen who walked up to him like other PM's treat visiting dignitaries.
(f) Rajeev was approachable. If he was on a procession and u flagged him and he saw this, he'd most probably give u his attention.
In my view, Rajeev ji was himself a good man who did his best to save India just as Mikhail GOrbachev did his best to save Communism in USSR from the massive damages caused during Brezhnavite era corruption.
But it's not Rajeev's fault if the entire political establishment around him was as clean as modern day Ganges river. When it came down to admin tho, I always felt Rajeev ji was being manupulated by veteran kingmakers in the political scene who were of course selfishly motivated, but not Rajeev himself.
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