Forward Bloc protests Netaji`s death date
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Last Updated: Friday, November 18, 2011, 21:22
  
Kolkata: The All India Forward Bloc on Friday held demonstrations at different places in the state against a booklet published by the Lok Sabha Secretariat that mentioned Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose died on August 18, 1945.

"The Lok Sabha Secretariat has committed the unpardonable error of stating that Netaji died on August 18, 1945," AIFB state secretary Ashok Ghosh told reporters here.

"There is no record of what happened to Netaji after his alleged disappearance in the same year," he said.

"We also demand that the Justice (retd) Manoj Mukherjee Commission report on Netaji's disappearance be adopted by the Parliament," the veteran leader, who participated in freedom movement under the stewardship of Bose, said.

The AIFB also demanded declaration of Netaji's birthday on January 23 as 'Deshprem Divas' (Patriotism Day).

Ghosh claimed that "over 50,000 people participated in programme", of which around half were at AIFB stronghold of Dinhata in Cooch Behar district of North Bengal.

He said that protests on the same issue would be held in Kolkata and adjoining districts of Hooghly, Howrah, South and North 24 Parganas on November 21.

PTI


First Published: Friday, November 18, 2011, 21:22


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