Lakshmi Sehgal was not a good mother: Subhashini Ali
'Lakshmi Sehgal was not a good mother and never bothered to care of us whenever we two fell sick during our childhood,' said one of Dr Shegal's daughter Subhashini Ali.
The mother, who led the all-woman Rani of Jhansi regiment of the Indian National Army, would say to her daughters, "A number of persons are there to care for you but what about those who have none?".
Addressing a condolence meeting of Left Front in the memory of Captain Lakshmi Sehgal who passed away on July 23 at the age of 98, here today, Ms Ali said her mother had never believed in the Gandhism as a way to independence.
A party release issued in memory of the Captain Sehgal, who also joined CPI(M) like her daughter, said a leading figure of the INA Shegal was a staunch believer of revolution for creating socialism.
"We should fight the imperialist powers the way shown by Captain Sehgal," Party's state secretary Biman Basu observed.
All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) state general secretary Ashok Ghosh sketched a brief history of how Dr Shegal happened to meet Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and joined the INA while touching upon special events like when she fought the presidential election or served the Bangladeshi refugees during 70s.
The meeting which was delayed for an hour due to blackout saw prominent leaders of LF constituents garlanding a portrait of Captain Sehgal.
Senior CPI(M) leaders Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Biman Bose, Surjya Kanta Mishra, Benoy Konar, Md Amin, RSP leader Kshiti Goswami, CPI state secretary Manju Kumar Mazumdar were among others who paid floral tribute to late Captain Shegal.
The Front released a 10-page booklet.