West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that India must have four rotating capitals instead of just New Delhi.
She said this while addressing a rally that was organized in Kolkata to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
“I believe that India must have four rotating capitals. The English ruled the entire country from Kolkata. Why should there be only one capital city in our country,” a report quoted Mamata Banerjee as saying.
A massive rally or ‘padayatra’ led by the West Bengal chief minister was taken out from Shyam Bazaar to Red Road in Kolkata on Saturday.
Mamata Banerjee also questioned why the central government abolished the Planning Commission which was first virtualized by Netaji.
“Niti Aayog and Planning Commission can co-exist, Centre should reintroduce the panel,” Banerjee said.
The Trinamool Congress chief also demanded that the central government declare Netaji’s birth anniversary a national holiday.
The Indian government recently declared that the birth anniversary would now be celebrated as ‘Parakram Diwas’ every year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the year-long celebrations of ‘Parakram Diwas’ from the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.
The celebrations will also include an international conference on ‘Re-visiting the legacy of Netaji Subhash in the 21st century’ and an artists’ camp at the National Library in Kolkata.