Congress sets up panel to plan commemoration of 50th anniversary of Bangladesh Liberation War
New Delhi, December 29, 2020
The Congress today set up a committee headed by former Defence Minister A K Antony to plan and coordinate the party's activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic Bangladesh Liberation War.
A press release issued by party General Secretary (Organisation) K C Venugopal said the war, won in 1971, holds testimony to the special relationship between India and Bangladesh.
Other members of the committee include former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and former Union Minister Jitendra Singh.
The committee also includes former Haryana Minister Kiran Chaudhary, Telangana Congress chief Uttam Kumar Reddy, Major Ved Prakash and party spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee
The panel includes Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan, and former Union Minister Jitendra Singh. Former President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee, a party spokesperson, has also been named a member of the panel.
Captain Praveen Davar will be the convener of the committee, the release added.
The 1971 Bangladesh liberation war was fought during the rule of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.