Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Assam on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
According to sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the people of Assam and distributed land allotment papers to people.
Mr. Modi said, “It is a matter of sadness that even after so many years since Independence, there are those in Assam who have not got recognition for their land.”
Mr. Modi said, “…There are lakhs who did not have any documentation of their land. But now, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ji and his Government have worked to ensure that people get their recognition.”
After Assam, Mr. Modi is scheduled to visit Kolkata, West Bengal.
In West Bengal PM would inaugurate a permanent museum dedicated to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on the freedom fighter’s 125th birth anniversary
Besides PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, would also address an event in Kolkata.
Marking the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Ms. Banerjee would address a rally and is celebrating the event by organising several events.
Ms. Banerjee said, “I request people from all sections of society and Indians who live abroad to blow a conch shell or do something similar at 12.15 pm, the time of Netaji’s birth, on January 23. I request Indian missions across the globe to do it as well.”
Ms. Banerjee began a march in north Kolkata this afternoon. The march organised is a showing of strength and an effort to showcase the Trinamool Congress (TMC) efforts to portray itself as a party of Bengal and call the BJP leaders as outsiders.
Ms. Banerjee would lead a 6 km march in Kolkata, from Shyambazar in the north to Red Road in Kolkata.
Meanwhile, with the arrival of PM Modi, the BJP in West Bengal organised a grand event.
On the occasion, organised in the evening, Mr. Modi would inaugurate a permanent exhibition about Subhas Chandra Bose at the Victoria Memorial.
PM Modi’s event in the evening at Victoria Memorial wouldl see Usha Uthup perform Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Ekla Cholo Re’ along with a choir.
In addition, a group of school children would perform ‘Kadam Kadam Badhaye Ja’, a song which was composed as a marching tune for Subhas Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army in 1942.
Singer Papon would also present a song titled ‘Subhashji Subhashji’.
The fourth song at the event is another patriotic song, ‘Dhono Dhane Pushpe Bhora.’
In addition, the Central Government and the State Government led by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) are in conflict.
While the West Bengal Government said, the Netaji’s birthday would be known as Desh Nayak Diwas, the Central Government said it to call the 23rd of January as Parakram Diwas.
A BJP spokesperson Shamik Bhattacharya said, “In respect of Netaji, the BJP does not want any roadblocks. This will be a disrespect to Netaji. The state government is organising its own function. We don’t want to debate this. In every home people blow conches on this day, this is not a political agenda.”
The ongoing tussle between the TMC and the BJP is in the wake of the upcoming Assembly elections in West Bengal.
While the TMC is working to remain in power after winning the Assembly elections, the BJP is putting effort to uproot TMC rule and bring BJP Government in the State.
The West Bengal Elections are scheduled to be held in May 2021.
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