Kolkata: On the occasion of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’ birthday, the state government gives a holiday. Despite the country getting freedom, so many years have passed but the Centre has still not announced a holiday on his birthday. Today we are residents of a free country. The Centre has not yet been able to consider Netaji as the country’s hero despite his major contribution towards a free country. It was due to his earnest efforts, that the country got its freedom. This is how chief minister Mamata Banerjee lashed out at BJP during her programme at Darjeeling’s Mall.
Mamata also said, “Those who proceeds by taking everyone beside him, we will consider him as a leader. Those who divides people, tries to incite violence, we do not consider him as a leader.”
Mamata assured development in the hills if TMC wins from the constituency from Darjeeling in the upcoming Lok Sabha. Lashing out at the Centre, she said, “The Centre does not do anything. Even if we work, they stall it.”