Modi refers to Jan Sangh Satyagrah demanding expedited Indian support
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NEW DELHI: While conferring the Bangladesh Liberation War honour on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2015, the Bangladesh authorities had given a detailed account of how the Bharatiya Jan Sangh had organised “Satyagrah” in 1971, demanding expedited help to county’s liberation battle towards Pakistan.
While addressing the National Day program as its chief visitor in National parade Ground, Dhaka on Friday, PM Modi referred to the identical “Satygrah” and recalled his personal contribution to the nation’s freedom battle.
Jan Sangh and some different opposition events had accused the Indira Gandhi authorities of a delayed assist to Bangladesh.
Recalling the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, PM Modi stated in Dhaka, “I was 20-22 years old when I, along with my friends, did Satyagrah for the freedom of Bangladesh. I had even been arrested for the same.”
While a number of in India questioned “authenticity” of the Satyagrah, the Bangladesh Liberation War quotation to Vajpayee has an in depth account of former PM’s contributions within the nation’s struggle for liberation and the way the Bharatiya Jan Sangh had organised Satyagrah for 11 days adopted by an enormous rally in in entrance of Indian Parliament, demanding Indian authorities’s expedited help to Bangladesh.
The quotation of the award stated, “To press the demand for India Government’s expedited support to Bangladesh’s Liberation War, Jana Sangh held a Gana Satyagraha during 1-11 August and their volunteers organised a huge rally in front of the Indian Parliament House on 12 August 1971.”
The quotation additionally learn hailing Vajpayee’s position for his “firm stand at national and international levels for the cause of Bangladesh and its striving people.”
“The people of Bangladesh would always remember the significant contributions made by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee towards supporting the cause of Bangladesh’s Liberation War and consolidating friendship between Bangladesh and India,” it stated.
In June 2015, Bangladesh had conferred its prestigious liberation battle honour on Vajpayee. Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid had handed over the Honour to Modi at a glittering ceremony at Bangabhaban, the President’s home, which was attended by Premier Sheikh Hasina and high officers.
“This day is a matter of great pride for all Indians that a great leader like Atal Bihari Vajpayee is being honoured. He dedicated his entire life to the service of the country and he fought for the rights of the common man and from a political point of view he was our inspiration for political workers like myself,” Modi had stated after receiving the award on behalf of Vajpayee, who was unwell and couldn’t go to the ceremony.

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