Mamata slams Centre for not declaring Netaji's birthday national holiday

Bengal celebrates Netaji’s 121st birth anniversary

PM Modi pays tribute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on 121st birth anniversary today

"The birthday of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose has not yet been declared a national holiday", Banerjee said, according to PTI.

Tuesday marked Bose's 121st birth anniversary.

"He remains one of our most beloved national heroes and an icon of India's freedom struggle", Kovind tweeted.

Last week, the chief minister had urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare the birth anniversaries of Netaji and Swami Vivekananda as national holidays.

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On 121st birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, a Trinamool leader said that government should stop misleading people on facts about the freedom fighter.

"The valour of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose makes every Indian proud".

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visited the Netaji Museum in Cuttack and paid homage at the Janakinath Bhawan where Netaji was born on January 23, 1897.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and other political leaders paid tribute on Netaji Jayanti. "The state [West Bengal] had announced public holiday on January 23 years ago". He was a Indian Independence movement activist and a member of Indian National Congress Party.

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Netaji left India after he had a falling-out with Mahatma Gandhi and later approached Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan to assist in making India an independent country.

Subhas Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist, whose intransigent patriotism made him a hero in India.

However, Netaji died from third-degree burns on 18 August 1945 after his overloaded Japanese plane crashed in Japanese-ruled Formosa (now Taiwan). "It is imperative for the central government to declassify all files, including those of the Intelligence Bureau, and appoint a high-powered Special Investigating Team (SIT) to scrutinise documents and prepare a report to be placed in both houses of parliament", he said.

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