In a sensational remark made by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose, Congress has been alleged of distorting the history. Chandra says that the history of Indian freedom struggle is not what it is seen or said, rather there is a different story behind it and people must be aware of it. The grandnephew also said that the time has come to “teach the real history to posterity”.
The Bose grandnephew said this while speaking at a programme organised by a civil society named ‘Elite Society’ in Agartala on Monday and the event was organized on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Azad Hind Government. Chandra said, “For the last 70 years, our students have been taught distorted history, true history has not been told. India’s children were never told about the real heroes who gave the country her freedom. The first battle of India’s Independence started in 1857 which was the Sepoy Mutiny and a sepoy named Mangal Pandey fired the first shot of the uprising. The final onslaught on British Imperialism was the battle of the Azad Hind Fauj.”
He further added, “We know that the Azad Hind Fauj lost the battle but it won the war against the British imperialists. The Indian National Army (INA) trials which were held in the Red Fort in 1945 and 1946 completely shattered the image of the British armed forces in India and it was then that the British realised that they have to relinquish India and they decided to leave. This truth must be published in the history books.”
The grandnephew strongly stresses the fact that the main reason behind the British leaving India is because of Azad Hind Fauj led by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, not what the history books says. As per the history books, the main person behind the departure of the British was Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violence movement but this is being termed as a “blatant lie” by the Netaji grandnephew.
He also added, “Gandhiji’s non-violence movement had minimal impact on the freedom movement. Gandhiji’s contribution was that he converted an elite club Congress into a mass movement but it did not drive out the British. The British were driven out by the Azad Hind Fauj and the Supreme Commander of the Azad Hind Fauj was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The country would have gained Independence in 1944 itself if the Congress had supported Netaji.”