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 125th start anniversary, Mamata stated, “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 perform on a rotational foundation?”
“Why will all the things be restricted to Delhi solely? I want to inform my Members of Parliaments to boost 4 nationwide capitals calls for within the Parliament. We have to change our considering. Just one chief, one nation is not going to do. I don’t perceive why the Centre is utilizing the phrase ‘Parakaram’ whereas celebrating Netaji’s 125th start anniversary,” She stated.
Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s determination to rename Netaji Port to Shyama Prasad Mukherjee dock, she stated, “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 identical 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 wished to rejoice Bose’s start anniversary on January 23 as ‘Parakram Diwas’, the Trinamool Congress insisted that the day ought to 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 enduring 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 for title change of Victoria Memorial Corridor, Netaji’s grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose, stated, “We don’t help any try which adjustments our historical past. The enduring Victoria Memorial Corridor is a part of the British historical past and we can’t instantly erase 200 years of British rule from our historical past.”
He stated, “If we truly wish to honour Netaji than I believe there ought to 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 strategy to honour him on his 125th start anniversary.”