Bengal, Punjab proud to have highest number of freedom fighters: Amit Shah
After visiting the Cellular Jail in Port Blair on October 15, Union Home Minister Amit Shah acknowledged West Bengal and Punjab's contribution to India's freedom struggle. "Today, I visited the cell of Sachin Sanyal (Sachindra Nath Sanyal) and garlanded his portrait. It was an emotional moment for a person like me. Perhaps he was the only one among all these freedom fighters who was sent twice to 'Kala Paani'," said the Home Minister. "West Bengal has made great contributions to our freedom struggle. When I came here, I respectfully read the list of the names of all the freedom fighters that were kept here until 1938. Bengal and Punjab have the pride of having the highest number of freedom fighters,' said Shah.