As Modi pays tributes to Netaji, Mamata demands national holiday

New Delhi / Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his Jayanti.

Also, Modi today distributed land allotment papers to indigenous people in Assam, where election will be held this year.

‘It is a matter of sadness that even after so many years since Independence, there are those in Assam who have not got recognition for their land,’ the PM said.

Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today paid homage to freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary and urged the Centre to declare 23 January as a national holiday.

She also said a monument, named after Azad Hind Fauj, will be built in Rajarhat area and a State-funded university, which is also being set up, will be dedicated to Netaji.

‘This year’s Republic Day parade in Kolkata will be dedicated to Netaji,’ she said and added that the Centre must declare 23 January as a National Holiday.