Congress president Rahul Gandhi has said he and his sister Priyanka Gandhi have forgiven his father Rajiv Gandhi’s killers.
“We were very upset and hurt and for many years quite angry. But, somehow, completely… in fact, completely (forgiven),” Rahul Gandhi said while interacting with IIM alumni.
“There is a history that when one realises… when these events take place, it’s a collision of ideas, forces, confusion… I remember when I saw Prabhakaran on TV lying dead, I got two feelings — one was why they are humiliating this man in this way,” Gandhi added.
“And second was I felt really bad for him and for his kids and I did that because I understood deeply what it meant to be on the other side. So to me when I see violence regardless of who it is, I know that there is a human being behind that, there is a family behind that, a kid crying… I have been through a lot of pain to get this. I find it difficult to hate people, even my sister does,” he said.
Gandhi also said: “We knew my father was going to die. We knew my grandmother was going to die. In politics, when you mess with the wrong forces, and if you stand for something, you will die. That’s pretty clear.”