Mamata Banerjee Pays Homage To Netaji On His 123rd Birth Anniversary

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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Thursday while addressing the Gorkha community in Darjeeling, spoke about Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary

Written By Manjiri Chitre | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee on Thursday while addressing the Gorkha community in Darjeeling, spoke about Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary. She said, "It is important to remember Netaji's words. He used to speak about secularism. He stood by Gorkhas, Jains, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists."

She further added, "Right now, in the name of Hindus and Muslims, a rift is being created. Netaji has done a lot for our Azadi. He formed INA, he set up a planning commission. But now, BJP has demolished the planning commission. There is no space for the state governments to speak up. This state government gives a holiday on January 23, but there is no national holiday. We know when he was born, but we don't know his death date. It is extremely shameful." 

Mamata Banerjee's tweet

Taking to Twitter, the Chief Minister of West Bengal paid homage to Netaji on his birth anniversary. 

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PM Modi, President pays tribute

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind paid their tributes on Twitter to the freedom fighter and patriot Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary. 

 Read: MASSIVE CONTROVERSY: Insensitive To 73-year-old Question Mark, Rahul Gandhi Puts Date-of-death In Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Tribute; Triggers Furore

Read: Mamata Banerjee to walk the talk; will move anti-CAA resolution, after Kerala & Punjab

About Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Subhas Chandra Bose, popularly known as ‘Netaji’, was a freedom fighter who was born in Cuttack, Odisha on January 23, 1897. He was elected as the President of the INC in 1938 and 1939. In 1939, he formed his own party that was called the Forward Block. Netaji later had launched an all-India anti-British Campaign. There are speculations over his death. While some theories say he died of cardiac arrest, others say that he died in a plane crash. Netaji's death anniversary is not known. 

Read: Subhash Chandra Bose's kin hails PM Modi govt over declassification of Netaji files

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