Netaji’s family welcomes Centre’s decision to begin Republic Day celebration from Jan 23


Kolkata: The family of Subhas Chandra Bose on Saturday welcomed the Centre’s decision to start Republic Day celebrations from January 23 every year instead of January 24 to include the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Netaji’s family member Chandra Kumar Bose, while talking to ANI, also demanded a tableau of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, INA (Indian National Army) and Azad Hind Sena for the Republic Day celebrations. Chandra Kumar Bose said, “To respect Bose, one has to understand his ideology.” He said he has also written to the central government to celebrate Netaji’s 125th birth anniversary as it coincides with the 75th year of India’s independence. “A proper tribute can be paid to both the celebrations, if we imbibe the ideology of Bose throughout the country to save the country from further disintegration.”
According to Chandra Bose, Netaji was the only leader who could unite Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists as Indian. “All other leaders were divisive in nature”, he said.

Chandra Bose said, “Unless we introduce Netaji’s ideology across the country, there will be another partition like in 1947.” “Had Netaji returned to India, there would have been no partition,” he claimed. He spoke of reviving Netaji’s ideology in national politics.

Netaji’s family members also held political parties responsible for inciting communal hatred among the people. “Today we see communal disharmony across the country. It is not because of common man, they are united. Political leadership is responsible for division among communities.”

He warned the political party, “If you want to respect Subhas Chandra Bose then stop divisive politics. You cannot respect him by disrespecting his ideology.” (ANI)

First Published:January 15, 2022, 10:14 PM

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