Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday paid tributes to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary and said that he always "chose the path of revolution over politics".
Adityanath garlanded a statue of Netaji here and said to express gratitude towards the contribution made by him in the country's freedom movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for celebrating January 23 as 'Parakram Diwas'. “Netaji always chose to bring revolution over getting himself established in politics. Netaji was of sharp intellect since childhood. He got himself enrolled at Cambridge University to pursue higher education. He also got selected in ICS, however, he refused to join as he wanted to fight those who enslaved the country," the chief minister said.
"The country is moving forward under the leadership of PM Modi to realise the dream that Netaji had seen to make the country safe and self-reliant. We have full faith that every Indian will contribute towards making Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's dream come true,” the CM said. "Netaji got many opportunities to establish himself in Indian politics, but he always chose the path of revolution over politics," he said.
Adityanath said Netaji always followed the path of nationalism and inspired the countrymen to create a sense of patriotism in the mind of every citizen of the country. He established the Azad Hind Fauj and lit the flame of patriotism in the heart of every Indian, both inside the country and outside, the CM said. Adityanath said slogans such as 'Dilli Chalo' and 'Tum Mujhe Khoon Do, Main Tumhe Azadi Dunga' that were given by Netaji remain on the lips of every soldier and youth even today.