Gandhi and Bachchan family It was close for decades. actor Amitabh Bachchan and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi Everyone is aware of friendship. It was Rajiv who had brought Amitabh into politics as well. However, now the distance between the two families has increased a lot. Senior journalist and former MP Santosh Bhartiya has written a book titled ‘VP Singh, Chandrashekhar, Sonia Gandhi and Me’. Many big claims have been made in this book regarding the relationship between Amitabh and Gandhi family. According to the Indian, former PM Rajiv Gandhi was at one time so angry with Amitabh that he even called him a ‘snake’.
According to the book, the rift in their relationship started when Vishwanath Pratap Singh became the Prime Minister. Referring to an incident, it has been claimed in the book that this tension increased so much that once Rajiv Gandhi even called him a snake. In Indian words, Rajiv was then the Leader of the Opposition and Amitabh had come to meet him. When Amitabh left, Rajiv said ‘He is a snake’, which means he is a snake. The book claims that Congress leader Rajiv Shukla was also present there as a journalist at the time of the incident.
In this book, after the death of Rajiv Gandhi, there is a mention of growing rift between Gandhi and Bachchan family. The book claims to be studying in London Rahul Gandhi Sonia Gandhi was worried about this, Sonia also conveyed this concern to Amitabh. But Amitabh started refusing to pay the fees of Rahul Gandhi, he has accused Lalit Suri and Satish Sharma, who were close to Rajiv Gandhi, of misappropriation of money.
‘Amitabh was reluctant to arrange for Rahul’s fees, due to this the relationship with the Gandhi family got spoiled’
This book of Indian also mentions the important political developments of 1987, when the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi removed Vishwanath Pratap Singh from the post of Finance Minister and entrusted the Ministry of Defense. The author claimed that Amitabh Bachchan was behind the decision while Rajiv Gandhi had made excuses for war with Pakistan. According to him, there was no war situation at that time.
According to the book, its background was set in the Andaman when Rajiv Gandhi had gone there for a holiday and Amitabh had also arrived there from Burma (present-day Myanmar).
According to the Indian, ‘Perhaps Rajiv Gandhi could not understand how to change VP Singh’s style as he had instructed VP Singh to move forward fearlessly. Most of the industrialists started sending requests to Rajiv Gandhi to withdraw the finance ministry from VP Singh. Arun Nehru was also giving the same advice to Rajiv Gandhi again and again. Arun Nehru’s mind was reflected in the decisions of the government.
It was also claimed that since Amitabh Bachchan was a friend of Rajiv Gandhi, industrialists who were unable to contact the Prime Minister got in touch with Amitabh Bachchan. The book claims, but Rajiv Gandhi never recommended any industrialist to V P Singh.