The Narendra Modi authorities disbanded the Planning fee in 2014 and fashioned Niti Aayog.

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:32 PM IST

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee launched a veiled assault on the Narendra Modi-led authorities on the Centre and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forward of the Prime Minister’s go to to Kolkata for the 125th beginning anniversary celebrations of freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on Saturday.

Banerjee stated this yr’s Republic Day celebrations in Kolkata could be devoted to Netaji and introduced a monument named after Azad Hind Fauj he based and a college named after the legendary freedom fighter.

“The National Planning Commission was Netaji’s brain-child. But that has been disbanded. I want to put this query right now. If we love Netaji, why was the fee dissolved?” Banerjee requested.

The Narendra Modi authorities disbanded the Planning fee in 2014 and fashioned Niti Aayog. The Planning Commission, arrange in 1950, was a authorities establishment which formulated India’s Five-Year Plans apart from performing different features.

The Centre has introduced that it will have fun Bose’s beginning anniversary as Parakram Diwas (day of valour). The Mamata Banerjee-administration in West Bengal has declared that the state would have fun the day as Deshnayak Divas. The chief minister launched the celebration within the state by blowing a conch shell

“I don’t know whether Parakram is a Bengali word, English word or a Sanskrit word. All I understand is that he [Bose] was a Desh Nayak. We would be celebrating this day as Desh Nayak Day because Rabindranath Tagore first described Netaji as Desh Nayak.”

She was addressing a gathering organised at Netaji Bhawan, the ancestral home of Bose in south Kolkata.

Benerjee modified her plans on the final minute and headed to Netaji Bhawan the place Modi can be anticipated to go to later within the day throughout his six-hour keep to Kolkata. She later visited Shyambazar in North Kolkata to pay tribute to Netaji to begin the day’s celebrations. An enormous statue of Netaji, driving a horse, is situated on the five-point crossing at Shaymbazar crossing.

“A grand padyatra will be held today. This year’s Republic Day parade in Kolkata will also be dedicated to Netaji. A siren will be sounded today at 12.15 pm. We urge everyone to blow shankhs at home. The Centre must also declare January 23 as a National Holiday. A monument, named after Azad Hind Fauj, will be built at Rajarhat. A university named after Netaji is also being set up which shall be funded entirely by the state, and will have tie-ups with foreign universities. #DeshNayakDibas,” Banerjee tweeted earlier within the day.

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