Don’t celebrate I-Day as per Centre’s format: Mamata govt

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Claiming that the people of Bengal do not need lessons on patriotism from the BJP, state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Sunday said the centre’s ruling party has no right to give instruction to others about how Independence Day should be celebrated.

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“We are not necessarily opposing the centre’s proposal. But we have said that we will celebrate in our own way. We will not take lessons on patriotism from the BJP. The party at the centre has no right to give whip and dictate others about patriotism,” Chatterjee said.

He also said the ministry’s proposal of videographing celebrations in all the schools in the state is not realistic and can not be followed.

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