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Declare Netaji Bose's birthday a national holiday: Mamata to PM

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help declare Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birthday on January 23 as a national holiday. She also urged PM Modi to personally see that the Centre takes appropriate steps to give a conclusive picture on the freedom fighter's disappearance on August 18, 1945.

"Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has a special place in our hearts. I would like to request your kind personal intervention to see that the Central Government declared 23 January, Netaji's birthday, a National Holiday and also takes appropriate steps to give conclusive steps to give conclusive position to the issue relating to the disappearance of Netaji..." the Chief Minister wrote.

News source ~ NDTV