NEW DELHI: To emphasize the significance of the 1971 struggle for the liberation of Bangladesh and the management of Indira Gandhi throughout it, the Congress could kind a committee for year-long celebrations of the golden jubilee of the victory over […]
NEW DELHI: To emphasize the significance of the 1971 struggle for the liberation of Bangladesh and the management of Indira Gandhi throughout it, the Congress could kind a committee for year-long celebrations of the golden jubilee of the victory over Pakistan.
Sources mentioned Congress would observe the 50th anniversary of the struggle throughout the nation by means of quite a lot of programmes culminating in December 2021.
The struggle between India and Pakistan concluded with the autumn of Dhaka and give up of Pakistan Military chief Normal Niazi with 93,000 of his troops on December 16, 1971. It marked the delivery of Bangladesh as a nation and its liberation from Pakistani rule.
Senior Congress leaders, together with these from the defence background, are being drafted within the panel to attract up the anniversary plan, sources mentioned. The panel could also be headed by senior chief Meira Kumar, daughter of Jagjivan Ram, who was the defence minister in 1971.
Congress is trying to undertaking the 1971 struggle as an achievement of its authorities and the management, desirous to distinction it with what it calls is a disaster on the nationwide safety entrance underneath the Modi authorities.
On Vijay divas on Wednesday, Congress lauded the management of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi whereas additionally utilizing the anniversary of Pakistan’s give up in Bangladesh to take intention at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the continued standoff with the Chinese language forces which have intruded into India in Ladakh.
Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “In celebration of India’s historic victory over Pakistan in ’71, I greet the countrymen and salute the valor of the military. It’s a couple of time when India’s neighbours revered the Prime Minister of India and had been afraid of violating our nationwide borders.”