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Congress forgotten where Rajiv was felled

The seven pillars that form the memorial for former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi at Sriperumbudur where he was killed by a suicide bomber on May 21, 1991 -- stand tall. Several years have passed since it was built yet the place is devoid of much shade. No wonder that even in April, when schools have closed and the summer vacation has started, the place looked deserted except for a handful of tourists.

The fact that there are only two tender coconut vendors in front of the memorial on the national Highway shows clearly that the place is not exactly a major attraction.

Text: Shobha Warrier | Photographs: Sreeram Selvaraj

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