West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said India should have four capitals on a rotation basis and sessions of Parliament should be held in different locations in the country.
While addressing a rally on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary in Kolkata on Saturday, Mamata Banerjee said that she believes that India must have four rotating capitals, and the English ruled the entire country from Kolkata. Why should there be only one capital city in our country, she asked.
Mamata Banerjee took out a major rally in Kolkata from Shyam Bazaar to Red Road on Saturday to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose prior to PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Kolkata.
She also slammed the Centre’s decision to observe January 23 as Parakram Diwas to commemorate Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary. She questioned why the birth anniversary of Bose would not be celebrated as Deshnayak Diwas.
She went ahead asking the meaning of Parakram. She also said that the Modi government may dislike her politically, but could have consulted with her or Netaji’s great-grandsons Sugata Bose or Sumantra Bose on choosing a word.
Mamata Banerjee also proposed that the Centre should reintroduce the Planning Commission which was abolished by the Modi government. Niti Aayog and Planning Commission can co-exist, Centre should reintroduce the panel, said Mamata Banerjee and reasoned that the panel was conceptualised by Netaji which the Centre has removed now.