West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention for declaring Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birthday on January 23 as a national holiday. She also urged Modi to personally see that the Centre takes appropriate steps to give a conclusive picture on the freedom fighter's disappearance on August 18, 1945."
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Narendra Modi to declare 23rd January, the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, as a national holiday and "take decisive steps to find out what happened to Netaji and place the matter in public domain." pic.twitter.com/tao0iIK23a— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2020
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has a special place in our hearts. I would like to request your kind personal intervention to see that the Central Government declared 23rd January, Netaji's birthday, a National Holiday and also takes appropriate steps to to give a conclusive position to the issue relating to the disappearance of Netaji...(sic)" the CM wrote. In her two-page-long letter, Banerjee emphasized that the state had long been demanding that January 23 be declared a national holiday.