Today i.e. 16th December is celebrated as Vijay Diwas across the country. Exactly 50 years ago today, Pakistani soldiers surrendered in front of the Indian Army. After this the way for the independence of Bangladesh was paved. Since then, 16 December is celebrated as ‘Victory Day’ to remember the valor of Indian soldiers.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday alleged that former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was thrown out of the Vijay Diwas celebrations of the BJP government, which has a hatred for women. Also said that the time has come for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to start giving women their rights. Vijay Diwas is celebrated in the memory of India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war. Bangladesh, then a part of Pakistan, became an independent country after the war.
Priyanka Gandhi tweeted, “Our first and only woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is being excluded from the BJP government’s Vijay Diwas celebrations. This was done on the 50th anniversary of the day he led India to victory and liberated Bangladesh. Narendra Modi ji, women do not believe your words. Your patriarchal attitude is unacceptable. Now is the time to start giving women their due.”
On this occasion, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has said that today is the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence. Indira Gandhi got Bangladesh freedom from the slavery of Pakistan, so today Bangladesh is happy. Indira Gandhi has made an important contribution in this work. But today the government is trying to forget Indira Gandhi.
He tweeted, “Indira Gandhi captured 90,000 Pakistani soldiers and brought independence to Bangladesh. Such a great work was done, but the government does not take the name of his achievement. It is the golden jubilee of the victory of the Indian Armed Forces over Pakistan. Let us salute the courage and patience of our heroes. Under Gandhi’s leadership, the geography of Asia changed and Bangladesh was created.”
Gehlot also targeted
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that Pakistan was formed in the name of religion, yet it could not remain one and Pakistan was divided into two. The country can be formed in the name of religion but the country cannot survive, the example of Pakistan is before us. You talk about making this country a Hindu nation, you talk about dividing it in the name of religion, is it possible in such a big country, what will be the future of the country.