Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday demanded that India must have four rotating capitals instead of one national capital in Delhi. Addressing a rally on the occasion of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s 125th birth anniversary, Banerjee said the British ruled the entire country from Kolkata then why should there be only one capital city in India. Banerjee attacked the central government
Mamata Banerjee took out a major rally in Kolkata to commemorate Netaji’s birth anniversary hours ahead of PM Modi’s visit. She attacked the central government and PM Narendra Modi saying the Centre should reintroduce the Planning Commission which was abolished by the Modi government. Niti Aayog and the Planning Commission can co-exist, and that centre should reintroduce the panel, said Mamata Banerjee. She reasoned that the panel was conceptualised by Netaji which the Centre has removed now.
Mamata Banerjee also demanded that Netaji’s birth anniversary should be declared a national holiday for the country. She held a massive rally or padayatra from Shyam Bazaar to Red Road in Kolkata on the occasion. She said when Netaji constituted the Indian National Army, he took everyone including people from Gujarat, Bengal, Tamil Nadu. He stood against the divide and rule policy of the British. She said an Azad Hind Monument will be built in the memory of Bose. She targeted the centre saying they’ve spent thousands of crores in building statues and a new parliament complex.
Meanwhile, to commemorate Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary, PM Modi has arrived in Kolkata after his Assam visit to inaugurate a museum dedicated to the freedom fighter. The country has decided that from now the birth anniversary (January 23) of Netaji’s will be celebrated as Parakram Divas.