Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday demanded for 4 nationwide capitals in India. Addressing a public rally to honour Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s one hundred and twenty fifth start anniversary, Mamata mentioned, “Why will there be just one nationwide capital? Why not 4 nationwide capitals — in North, South, East and one in West India. Why can’t these 4 nationwide capitals operate on a rotational foundation?”
“Why will every little thing be restricted to Delhi solely? I wish to inform my Members of Parliaments to lift 4 nationwide capitals calls for within the Parliament. We have to change our pondering. Just one chief, one nation won’t do. I don’t perceive why the Centre is utilizing the phrase ‘Parakaram’ whereas celebrating Netaji’s one hundred and twenty fifth start anniversary,” She mentioned.
Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s determination to rename Netaji Port to Shyama Prasad Mukherjee dock, she mentioned, “If they’re a lot involved about Netaji, why have they modified the title of Netaji Port to Shyama Prasad Mukherjee dock. Netaji had foresight to conceptualise a Planning Fee and the Indian Nationwide Military earlier than Independence. BJP claims that they idolise Netaji however on the similar time they scrap the Planning Fee.”
The ‘Parakram Diwas Programme’ will happen amid standoff between the BJP and TMC forward of the essential meeting polls in West Bengal.
Whereas the Centre needed to rejoice Bose’s start anniversary on January 23 as ‘Parakram Diwas’, the Trinamool Congress insisted that the day must be celebrated as ‘Desh Prem Diwas’.
The Left and Congress leaders have additionally been invited to attend the programme. There are speculations that PM Modi might announce altering the title of the long-lasting Victoria Memorial to Netaji Subhas Chandra Memorial. Additionally there will likely be cultural programmes, together with these by Usha Uthup and Assamese singer Papon.
Commenting on the potential of title change of Victoria Memorial Corridor, Netaji’s grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose, mentioned, “We don’t help any try which adjustments our historical past. The long-lasting Victoria Memorial Corridor is a part of the British historical past and we can not all of the sudden erase 200 years of British rule from our historical past.”
He mentioned, “If we really need to honour Netaji than I believe there must be inclusion of his concepts and imaginative and prescient in textual content books. The youth ought to embrace the inclusiveness of Netaji’s and I believe that may be an ideal method to honour him on his one hundred and twenty fifth start anniversary.”