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Updated on: Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 11:42 PM IST

TMC slams Congress, BJP for marking August 18 as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 'death anniversary'

TMC slams Congress, BJP for marking August 18 as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 'death anniversary'  | Photo by ANI

TMC slams Congress, BJP for marking August 18 as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 'death anniversary' | Photo by ANI

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Kolkata: A new controversy erupted after former education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and the Congress party took to Twitter and paid tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his alleged death anniversary on August 18.

Trinamool Congress spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said that the date of Netaji’s death anniversary is not confirmed and also that the BJP government should classify the files on Netaji.

“Strongly object to this tweet. This date of death is not proved. Both Congress and BJP government didn’t try to find out the real facts regarding the last moments of Netaji. Don't play with emotions of Bengal and India. First prove the death. Publish the classified files,” said Kunal.

Notably, the Congress from their official Twitter handle wrote, “We pay tribute to the hero of Indian Independence Movement Shri Subhas Chandra Bose. A valiant freedom fighter, a defiant patriot and a proud son of India. His contribution to the nation will be remembered and honoured till the end of time.”

Netaji’s grandnephew Chandra Bose said that discussion on Netaji's DNA test of Renkoji remains is a must to arrive at a closure.

Netaji researcher Anuj Dhar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah remained quiet as the top leaders are aware of the truth but the people in lower ranks have spoken on this for which much importance shouldn’t be given to this.

Forward Block spokesperson said that the Mukherjee Commission has rubbished the fact that the remains of Renkoji is not the remains of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

“The tweets of Congress and BJP prove that both the parties are same. The central government should immediately send their representatives to Russia and Germany to get to the conclusion immediately,” said the Forward Bloc spokesperson.

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Published on: Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 11:42 PM IST
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