Kolkata, Oct 21 (PTI) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s contribution to the freedom struggle was beyond “narrow politics”, Krishna Bose, wife of the great leader’s nephew Sisir Bose, said on Sunday. Also Read - Republic Day Violence: Delhi Court Sends Actor-Activist Deep Sidhu To 14-Day Judicial Custody
She was reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks that the contribution of great leaders like Netaji to the country’s freedom struggle was “deliberately” forgotten to glorify “one family”. Also Read - Man Who Climbed Ramparts of Red Fort on Republic Day Arrested
The prime minister said this on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the proclamation of the Azad Hind government by Netaji. Also Read - 'Safety of Our Employees Top Priority': Twitter Responds to Govt Notice | Read Full Statement
Netaji’s contributions would never be forgotten while those of others would be remembered as well, said Bose, a former Trinamool Congress MP.
“One cannot judge the contribution of personalities like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose through the prism of narrow politics,” Bose told reporters here.
Without naming Modi, Krishna Bose said “I am not going into details of who made such utterances.” “The only thing I will say is that such a comment should not have been made, especially on this day,” she said.
To mark the day, Modi hoisted the national flag at the Red Fort.
Traditionally, the prime minister unfurls the tricolour on the ramparts of the Red Fort only on Independence Day.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.