The Congress on Tuesday fashioned a former defence minister AK Antony-led committee to supervise the 50th-anniversary celebrations of the 1971 conflict that led to Pakistan’s dismemberment and Bangladesh’s creation. The panel will even embody Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, ex- Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, and former Union minister Jitendra Singh.
“The Congress President has accepted the formation of the committee to plan and coordinate the actions of the Indian Nationwide Congress to commemorate the historic 50th anniversary of the Bangladesh Liberation Struggle received in 1971, which holds testimony to the particular relationship between our two international locations,” the get together stated in a press release.
Congress chief Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister when India defeated Pakistan within the Bangladesh liberation conflict.
The formation of the Congress panel comes days after the federal government went all out to mark the Vijay Diwas that’s noticed yearly on December 16 to have a good time the liberation of Bangladesh from Pakistan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Nationwide Struggle Memorial in New Delhi to mark the anniversary. The federal government has introduced celebrations to commemorate the golden jubilee of the 1971 conflict. Occasions might be performed throughout India and conflict veterans might be felicitated all year long.
The conflict additionally ended with the biggest navy give up after World Struggle Two.
Confronted by an aggressive ruling Bharatiya Janata Get together, which thrives on nationalism, the Congress is eager to reclaim the legacy of Indira Gandhi, who steered India by the 1971 conflict.