Why Amar Jawan Jyoti decision may be aimed at Congress and Mamata Banerjee | India News

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NEW DELHI: A major controversy has broken out over the Narendra Modi government’s decision on Friday to extinguish the Amar Jawan Jyoti (eternal flame) at India Gate in the national capital and merge it with the flame at the adjoining National War Memorial. However, the Centre’s decision seems to be aimed at the Congress and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
India Gate was built by the British in memory of 84,000 Indian soldiers killed during World War-I.
The Amar Jawan Jyoti was constructed at India Gate itself under its arch by the then Indira Gandhi government to honour 3,843 soldiers who died while fighting against Pakistan to liberate Bangladesh in 1971.
On Friday afternoon, Air Marshal BR Krishna, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff, merged Amar Jawan Jyoti flame with the flame at National War Memorial.
Aim at Congress
The Congress accuses the Modi government of not…

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