Mumbai: Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shiv Sena on Saturday asked whether PM Modi is “scared or ashamed” to take the name of former PM Indira Gandhi during the recent celebration of 50 years of the liberation of Bangladesh.
In an editorial in the party’s mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ and ‘Dopahar Ka Saamana’, Sena said, “By ignoring Indira in such a manner you can write neither the history of India nor the world… But who will explain this to such narrow-minded rulers of our country… It is an insult to woman-power.”
It further said that it has been 50 years since the Bangladesh War of 1971 was won by India, and the sacrifices of our brave soldiers were remembered, but Modi “did not show the courtesy” of even making a mention of Indira Gandhi on December 16.
“If Indira Gandhi had not shown guts, Pakistan would never have been taught a lesson of a lifetime… She divided Pakistan into two pieces and effectively avenged the Partition of India in 1947,” the edit said.
Even the then leader of Jan Sangh and former PM, Atal Behari Vajpayee, hailed Indira Gandhi as a ‘Durga’ and the entire world saluted the bravery of Hindustan.
The Sena also took note that President Ram Nath Kovind visited Dhaka for the victory celebrations but did not even mention the name of Bangladesh’s creator, Indira Gandhi, there.