KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday criticised the Centre for abolishing the Planning Commission, which, in keeping with her, was conceptualised by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
Addressing a programme at Netaji Bhavan right here on his one hundred and twenty fifth start anniversary, Banerjee described Bose as an icon who had advocated unity amongst all communities within the nation.
She additionally demanded that Netaji’s birthday on January 23 be declared a nationwide vacation.
“Why the nationwide Planning Commission, which was conceptualised by Netaji in unbiased India, was dissolved? Why the demand for a vacation on Netaji’s birthday by our authorities not but met?” Banerjee stated in her temporary speech.
The Narendra Modi authorities disbanded the Planning Commission in 2014 and had shaped the Niti Aayog.
Banerjee stated, “We do not keep in mind Netaji earlier than the elections. He is in our hearts for three hundred and sixty five days. We are in contact together with his household.”
She additionally stated Netaji was described as ‘Deshnayak‘ by Rabindranath Tagore.
“We are celebrating his birthday day as Deshnayak Diwas,” Banerjee added.