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West Bengal Governor Unfurls National Flag In Kolkata, Mamata Attends Parade

Chief ministers of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have voiced against the decision after their tableaux were not selected for the parade.

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar unfurls the national flag on the occasion of 73rd Republic Day. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and others also present at the parade at Red Road, Kolkata
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar unfurls the national flag on the occasion of 73rd Republic Day. (Image: ANI)

New Delhi: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her ministerial colleagues took part in the 73rd Republic Day celebrations in the state capital Kolkata on Wednesday. The National Flag was unfurled by Dhankar at Red Road, Kolkata.

Contingents of defence forces, state police and colourful tableau took part in the parade after the unfurling of the flag.

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar unfurls the national flag on the occasion of 73rd Republic Day. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and others also present at the parade at Red Road, Kolkata
(Image: ANI)

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and others were also present at the parade at Red Road, Kolkata.

(Image: ANI)

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar unfurls the national flag on the occasion of 73rd Republic Day.

(Image: ANI)

Due to the limited time and space owing to Covid-19 protocols, the Centre has selected only 12 states and union territories, and nine ministries, for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. Chief ministers of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala voiced against the decision after their tableaux were not selected for the parade.

“We will roll out the tableau during the Republic Day parade on Red Road here (in Kolkata). You (People) will see how vibrant and creative it is, summing up the spirit of Netaji’s valour and our 75th Independence. The Centre cannot absolve itself of the injustice done to Bengal by rejecting its tableau,” West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee had said during a speech in Kolkata.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh sent a written reply to Banerjee informing her that the Central Public Works Department’s float for the occasion was already featuring the same as a homage to Netaji on his 125th birth anniversary.

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