Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that Gujarat has a special relationship with Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, while speaking at a function at Haripura village Surat on Saturday to mark the 125th birth anniversary of the freedom fighter. When the CM got up to speak, "Jai Shri Ram" chants were heard from the audience.
'The English ruled the entire country from Kolkata. "We will celebrate the day as Desh Nayak Diwas".
"We do not celebrate Netaji's birthday only in the years when elections are scheduled". He stood against the divide and rule policy of the British.... "Had Netaji seen India fight COVID and produce a vaccine against the virus, he would have felt proud!" Subsequently, he will travel to the Victoria Memorial.
Mamata Banerjee criticised the Centre for abolishing the Planning Commission, which, according to her, was conceptualised by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. "Will we ever be able to repay that debt?" "I believe that India must have 4 alternate capitals". Netaji was a great philosopher. "We demand the National Planning Commission must be brought back", claimed Bannerjee. He envisioned the Planning Commission and the Indian National Army before Independence. "Why the demand for a national holiday on Netaji's birthday by our government has not yet met?" she said in her brief speech at Netaji Bhawan. The Narendra Modi government disbanded it in 2014 and formed Niti Aayog.
Ahead of his visit, state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attacked the Centre and said it only remembers Bose when elections are due.
"A monument, named after Azad Hind Fauj, will be erected at Rajarhat". Assamese singer Papon is also on the list that contains names of all the performers.
Celebration of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 125th birth anniversary as "Parakram Diwas" will inspire hope and national pride, Modi said at a programme in Assam.
Hours later, both sat on the landing on the steps of Victoria Memorial, the imposing 20th century structure built between 1906 and 1921 in the memory of the British queen Victoria.
The BJP leadership, however, saw nothing wrong with the "Jai Shri Ram" slogans.
Angered by the taunts from the BJP supporters in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's presence, Banerjee stunned everyone by registering her public protest as she refused to speak.
"I think government's program should have dignity".