The question that all Indians were asking in 1991 was whether the Congress party led by Rajiv Gandhi would make a comeback after the V. P. Singh and Chandrashekar governments failed to fulfill promises of providing a clean administration.
The nation was looking forward to a stable government in Delhi and was hopeful that Rajiv Gandhi, would return a wiser leader, after facilitating the country's entry into the 21st century through development and technology mission-related initiatives.
The Ninth Lok Sabha was dissolved on March 13 1991 and Chandrashekhar was in charge of a caretaker government as the country headed into yet another general election. One of the most unfortunate incidents to happen was the brutal assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.
Image: File photo taken on 20 December 1988 of Sonia Gandhi (R) with her husband, then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi (L), on the Great Wall of China.