TMC demands statue of Bankim Chandra in Parliament

first_imgNew Delhi: All India Trinamool Congress on Friday demanded for installation of a statue of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in Parliament – the first great Indian novelist, who is credited with playing the most important role in the revolution of Bengali language from ancient to the modern form.He is the writer of Vande Mataram – that National hymn of India. While speaking during Zero Hours, TMC senior leader and Rajya Sabha member Derek O’Brien said, “…. a statue of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay be installed in Parliament and we prepare from today to ensure that we pay tribute to this writer, poet, journalist, pioneer and nationalist.” Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahO’Brien further mentioned with dismay and attack the government saying, “We failed to pay tribute to the writer…. on his birth anniversary on Thursday, June 27 in Parliament.” He also urged the House to pay tribute with respect to Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay from next year. Vande Mataram is a part of his novel Anandamath- published in 1882. This also inspired thousands of freedom fighters to rise against the British Government. O’Brien also slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, accusing him of not addressing any of the questions raised by the opposition parties, and attacked for concentrating only on praising about the previous government’s work.last_img

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