Mamata Banerjee cries foul after its 2020 Republic Day tableau proposal rejected

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THERE may not be tableau from Bengal in the 2020 Republic Day Parade in New Delhi after the state  government’s proposal was rejected by an Expert Committee in two rounds of meeting.”The tableau proposal of the West Bengal government was not taken forward for further consideration by the Expert Committee after deliberations in the second meeting, The Defence Ministry says in a statement in New Delhi. It is pertinent to mention here that the tableau of the Government of West Bengal was short-listed for participation in the Republic Day Parade 2019 as an outcome of the same process,” it added. There is a well-established system for selection of tableau for participation in the Republic Day Parade. The Ministry of Defence invites proposals from all states, union territories, central ministries and departments. The proposals are then evaluated in a series of meetings of the Expert Committee comprising eminent persons in the fields of art, culture, painting, sculpture, music, architecture, choreography and others, the statement said. Twenty-two proposals, 16 from states and union territories and six from central ministries out of a total 56 have been short-listed for this Republic Day parade, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. The Ministry had received 32 tableau proposals from states and union territories and 24 from central ministries and departments. The Ministry had received 32 tableau proposals from states and union territories and 24 from central ministries and departments. “Out of these, 22 proposals, comprising 16 states/UTs and 6 ministries/departments, have finally been short-listed for participation in the Republic Day Parade 2020 after a series of five meetings,” a statement by the ministry said. The West Bengal government’s proposal was rejected after an Expert Committee examined it in two rounds of meeting, it said.

Twenty-two proposals, 16 from states and union territories and six from central ministries — out of a total 56 have been short-listed for this Republic Day parade, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. The Ministry had received 32 tableau proposals from states and union territories and 24 from central ministries and departments. he Ministry had received 32 tableau proposals from states and union territories and 24 from central ministries and departments. “Out of these, 22 proposals, comprising 16 states/UTs and 6 ministries/departments, have finally been short-listed for participation in the Republic Day Parade 2020 after a series of five meetings,” a statement by the ministry said. The West Bengal government’s proposal was rejected after an Expert Committee examined it in two rounds of meeting, it said.

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