The Congress and the BJP on Friday sparred over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comment that he did satyagraha for Bangladesh’s freedom, with the opposition celebration questioning the assertion’s veracity and the ruling celebration asserting that it was true.
Addressing the primary golden jubilee celebrations of Bangladesh’s Independence and the delivery centenary of its founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Dhaka within the presence of his counterpart Sheikh Hasina and President Abdul Hamid, PM Modi recalled the 1971 warfare and mentioned the images of atrocities that the Pakistan Army inflicted on the individuals in then East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) used to disturb individuals in India.
“I must have been 20-22 years old when I and my colleagues did satyagraha for Bangladesh’s freedom,” he mentioned.
Tagging the prime minister’s remarks, Mr Tharoor mentioned, “International education: our PM is giving Bangladesh a taste of Indian “pretend information”. The absurdity is that everyone knows who liberated Bangladesh.”
International schooling: our PM is giving Bangladesh a style of Indian “fake news”. The absurdity is that everybody is aware of who liberated Bangladesh. https://t.co/ijjDRbszVd
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) March 26, 2021
Another Congress chief Jairam Ramesh shared a cartoon taking a dig at PM Modi and tweeted, “Entire Political Science by Narendra Modi.”
Entire Political Science by Narendra Modi. pic.twitter.com/LvJvJ4JfpY
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) March 26, 2021
BJP’s IT cell chief Amit Malviya tweeted, “Was Prime Minister Modi part of satyagrah organised by Jana Sangha for recognition of Bangladesh? Yes, he was.”
“A citation awarded by Bangladesh to Vajpayee ji speaks of the rally. PM Modi, in a book authored in 1978, also wrote about going to Tihar during Bangladesh satyagrah!” he mentioned and shared a snapshot of the quotation to Mr Vajpayee.