BJP MLA Shiladitya Dev Terms Netaji As ‘Terrorist’, Bengali Body Demands Apology

Shiladitya Dev's statement against the freedom fighters is an insult to the Bengali community: Amritlal Das

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Sara Asom Bangali Oikyamoncha, a Bengali forum, demanded apology from Bharatiya Janata Party’s Hojai MLA Shiladitya Dev for allegedly terming freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose as a ‘terrorist’.

Amritlal Das, general secretary of the Oikyamoncha, said, “We strongly condemned Dev’s derogatory statement on freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. On January 23rd, 2020, he termed Bose as a terrorist. He even termed Bipin Chandra Pal and Khudiram Bose as extremists.”

He further said that Dev’s statement is inexcusable. “His statement against the freedom fighters is an insult to the Bengali community,” he added.

On January 29th, 2020, former Assam minister Ardhendu Dey said he would take legal action against Dev for allegedly terming Bose as a ‘terrorist’.

Besides, the Congress leader said the Dev’s statement against the freedom fighters is an insult for every Indian and the Bengali community.

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