Amend booklet mentioning Netaji’s death: Forward Bloc

October 16th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal’s Left Front ally All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) Sunday demanded the amendment of a booklet published by the Lok Sabha secretariat that says Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose died Aug 18, 1945 — which is a matter of dispute.

“We want amendment of a booklet published by Lok Sabha which mentions the day of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s death as Aug 18, 1945. It is a deliberate attempt to bury the truth about Netaji’s disappearance. It is a strategy of the Congress-led government to erase Netaji from the minds of the people,” AIFB state secretary Ashok Ghosh told reporters.

Ghosh demanded the acceptance of Manoj Mukherjee commission report which stated that Netaji didn’t die in a plane crash, as is widely believed.

“We also want Netaji’s birthday on Jan 23 to be celebrated as ‘Deshprem Divas’ throughout the country and with this demand, we will organise a ‘Jail Bharo’ movement onNov 18 and 21,” said Ghosh.

Ghosh also demanded that the Trinamool Congress-led state government observe Jan 23 as ‘Deshprem Divas’ like the previous Left Front regime.

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