The newly reignited bonhomie between the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress and the grand outdated occasion of their bid to sew a united opposition in opposition to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hit a minor hurdle on Wednesday over the commemoration of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s demise anniversary.
TMC spokesperson and former Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh hit out on the Congress for its tweet on Netaji’s demise anniversary and stated this was akin to taking part in with the feelings of Bengal and India as particulars of the legendary freedom fighter’s demise is but to be made public. He stated each the Congress and BJP governments didn’t make any effort to search out out the info concerning the final moments of Bose.
Earlier within the day, the Congress paid tribute to Netaji with a picture that had a well-known quote of the revolutionary chief alongside together with his beginning and demise dates (January 23, 1897 – August 18, 1947).
Stating his objections to the tweet, Ghosh requested the grand outdated occasion to “first prove the death and publish (related) classified files”.
While the Congress has not made any additional remark over the problem, a tweet of former Union minister and BJP chief Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on the identical problem has now been eliminated after Ghosh skilled his weapons on him as effectively. He requested Pokhriyal to show Netaji’s demise earlier than making an attempt to rewrite historical past.
All events, together with the BJP, have been making an attempt to money in on Bose’s legacy through the years with new politics rising over the revolutionary chief’s a hundred and twenty fifth birthday celebrations. However, a TMC spokesperson’s open assault on the Congress over the problem at a time when senior functionaries, together with Banerjee, try to place a united entrance in opposition to the BJP forward of the subsequent normal election, has come as a shock to many.
In 2016, the Narendra Modi authorities had declassified a number of information associated to Bose and later stated he had misplaced his life in a crash, whereas in 2019, the Press Information Bureau declared August 18 because the date of Netaji’s demise. However, all of those proceed to be contested by many, together with a few of his relations, amid a number of theories behind Netaji going lacking and attainable demise. A PIB tweet on this regard additionally needed to be withdrawn following protests.