Nation saw Indira, Rajiv ‘bleed’ for India: Sibal hits out at PM for ‘shahi parivar’ dig

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “shahi parivar” dig at the Congress and cited the example of former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, asserting that the nation saw them “bleed” for India.

In a tweet, Sibal said, “PM said: Congress Shahi Parivar wants Karnataka to ‘secede’ from India. But Modiji: The nation saw them ‘bleed’ for India – Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi.” “Is the NCERT going to efface those facts from textbooks?” he said.

Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were both assassinated in 1984 and 1991 respectively.

The IAF chief had visited the Indian Air Force Heritage Centre last month to review its progress.

Spread over 17,000 square feet, this is the first heritage centre of the IAF and depicts its role in various wars, including in 1965, 1971 and the Kargil war, and the Balakot air strike through murals and memorabilia.

Its exhibits will be a source of inspiration for future generations and will showcase the indomitable spirit of the Indian Air Force, officials said.