Hindu Body Seeks Netaji’s Face On Currency Notes

New Delhi: The Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) on Friday demanded that the picture of Mahatma Gandhi on currency notes should be replaced with that of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. According to ABHM, Bose’s contribution to the freedom struggle was “no less” than the Father of the Nation, PTI news agency reported.

“We think Netaji’s contribution to the country’s freedom struggle was no less than that of Mahatma Gandhi. So the best way to honour India’s greatest freedom fighter Netaji is to have his picture on currency notes. Gandhiji’s photo should be replaced with that of Netaji,” ABHM state working president Chandrachur Goswami said while addressing a press conference, the news agency reported.

Goswami also said the organisation has decided to contest state panchayat polls due next year. The demand drew criticism from the TMC and the Congress, which said the offshoots of the BJP should stop pursuing divisive politics in West Bengal.

Congress state unit president Adhir Chowdhury said Gandhiji’s role in the country’s Independence is undeniable. “All of us know who was behind the killing of Mahatma Gandhi and now his ideals and principles are being murdered daily. The BJP and the RSS should answer to this,” Chowdhury was quoted as saying.

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