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Updated on: Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 09:43 PM IST

Sonia Gandhi recalls Indira Gandhi’s role in 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, praises freedom fighters

She added that 50 years ago the courageous people of Bangladesh gave themselves a new future.
Sonia Gandhi  | Photo: ANI

Sonia Gandhi | Photo: ANI

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Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi recalled the role of India and the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the Bangladesh Liberation War.

On the occasion of completion of 50 years of Bangladesh Liberation War, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday termed 1971 as the "finest year" of then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi, who is also her mother-in-law.

While attending the celebration of the Bangladesh Liberation War, Sonia Gandhi remembered her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi and said that she remains an inspiration to crores of Indians for her boldness and resilience and also praised India’s first female head of government for sensitizing the entire world community to the cause of the people of Bangladesh.

"Today, we recall Indira Gandhi with great pride. She remains an inspiration to crores of Indians for her boldness and resilience. 1971 was in many ways Indira Gandhi's finest year. She sensitized the entire world community to the cause of the people of Bangladesh," ANI quoted saying Sonia Gandhi

She added that 50 years ago the courageous people of Bangladesh gave themselves a new future. India stood by it and gave home to 10 million refugees. Freedom fighters of Bangladesh should be remembered.

"50 years ago the courageous people of Bangladesh gave themselves a new future. India stood by its side and gave home to 10 million refugees. Freedom fighters of Bangladesh must be remembered,” she said as quoted by news agency ANI.

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Published on: Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 08:29 PM IST
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