Left Front renews demand to celebrate Netaji’s birthdayBy IANS
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
KOLKATA - West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee will hand over a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his visit to Delhi later this month, urging the central government to declare Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birthday Jan 23 as “Deshprem Divas”.
“We shall urge the centre to observe the day as ‘Deshprem Divas’ throughout the country,” ruling Left Front spokesperson told mediapersons here.
“The chief minister will hand over a letter in this regard to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh when he visits Delhi later this month,” he said after a meeting of the Left Front.
Front partners, the Communist Party of India-Marxist and the Communist Party of India, had earlier followed the Revolutionary Socialist Party and the Forward Bloc in requesting the central government to officially celebrate the day as “Deshprem Divas”, but New Delhi turned the plea down, saying it would trigger a flurry of such demands with regard to other freedom fighters.