Before the election of West Bengal, Mamta Banerjee wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding a national holiday on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
Mamta Banerjee (Photo Credit: File photo)
The fragrance of elections in West Bengal has started intensifying. Political parties have started preparations for the elections from now. Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written a letter to PM Narendra Modi on January 23 to declare the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose as a national holiday. He has also demanded from Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the truth of what happened to Subhash Chandra Bose should be revealed to the people.
Also read: Snowfall in the mountains will prepare for cold, mercury will fall in North India
Mamta Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Modi demanding that “as you are aware that on January 23, 2022, 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose will be celebrated. One of the greatest sons of Bengal, Netaji is a national hero. They are the icons of India’s freedom struggle against the British rule. They are role models for all generations. Under his leadership, thousands of soldiers of the Indian National Army sacrificed for the motherland. ” Mamta Banerjee wrote that every year Netaji’s birthday is celebrated with full respect. We have been demanding from the government for a long time that Netaji’s birthday should be declared a national holiday but no decision has been taken on it yet.
Also read: J&K: An encounter in Nagrota, security forces killed 3 terrorists
No confirmation of Bose’s death
Netaji was born in 1897 and his 125th birth anniversary will be celebrated next year. Several reports claimed that Netaji had boarded a plane from Taihoku Airport in Taiwan that crashed and that led to Netaji’s death. However, there is no confirmation about his death as many experts have brought out various theories about his disappearance. The Center has set up three inquiry commissions to highlight the mysteries regarding Netaji’s death or disappearance, including the Shahnawaz Committee of Inquiry of 1956, Khosla Commission of 1974 and Justice Mukherjee Commission of Inquiry of 2005.
The first two commissions concluded that Netaji had died in a plane crash in Taipei, while the third inquiry commission had concluded that Bose was alive after that. On September 1, 2016, the Narendra Modi government made 100 reports about Bose public. In September 2015, 64 files related to the great freedom fighter were made public by Banerjee. However, could not help anyone to draw any conclusions.
First Published: 19 Nov 2020, 08:47:01 AM
For all the Latest India News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.