Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that before the present term of his government comes to an end, the correct history of the independence movement will be published. He gave this assurance to Chandra Kumar Bose who is the vice president of Bengal BJP and cousin of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Wednesday, on the occasion of the 75th year of the Quit India Movement, Modi said in parliament that Mahatma Gandhi was the reason why British left India. Right from the time of the last “Maan ki baat” radio broadcast, Chandra Kumar Bose has been upset. He believes that the British were forced to leave India due to efforts of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and not Gandhi.
Modi mentioned in parliament that the 1942 slogan used to be “Karenge ya marenge (do or die). On Wednesday Chandra Kumar Bose informed Hindusthan Samachar that though he is associated with the BJP, he will not accept any attempt to twist history. If needed he is ready to fight whoever needs to be fought in order to bring out the right history of India’s independence. He added that he has spoken to the Prime Minister and he believes that the PM will do the needful.
Chandra Kumar Bose also said, “The 1942 Quit India Movement was supported by everyone including Netaji. Given the barbaric nature of the British rule in India, it is wrong to believe that they left India merely because of the non-violent protests. The British were no less than Hitler.”
“Netaji became the chairman of the Congress party twice. He did not gain that post by sycophancy. Netaji understood that the path of round-table discussions and satyagraha followed by Gandhi ji would not lead to freedom. Not just India but no country in the world can gain freedom by these methods alone,” added Chandra Kumar Bose.
He added,”Netaji understood that if he relied only on the Congress leadership then India would not gain independence even in a 100 years. So he left India on 17th January 1941 to take help of Germany and Japan for India’s independence. In 1956 Clement Attlee, who had signed the transfer documents, came to Calcutta. At that time the Governor, who was also the Chief Justice of the High Court, Phanibhusan Chakravarty asked Attlee about the real reason why British left India even though the British had won the Second World War with the Allied forces. Attlee smiled and replied that Gandhiji’s Quit India Movement had very little impact on the British decision.”
Bose continued, “Attlee had said that the Azad Hind Fauj and Subhash Chandra Bose was reason for the British leaving India. Though the Azad Hind Fauj lost the war, they had captured Mairan and unfurled the Indian flag on 14th April 1944. The city was under the rule of the Azad Hind Fauj for three months and an impact of this was felt in the British Army, Navy and Airforce because most of the soldiers were Indians. A rebellion erupted among these Indian soldiers resulting in a split in the armed forces.
The Azad Hind government was formed on 21st October 1942 in Singapore and declared war against the British government in India. They were not criminal but heros. Seventy ships of the British Navy revolted in the Bombay Bunder. That is when Attlee understood that they could not continue ruling India and that is how the independence came about.”
Chandra Kumar Bose’s father Amiya Nath Bose and uncle Surya Bose had met Lord Mountbatten in 1976. An indisposed Mountbatten had confessed that it the British left India due to Subhash Bose and the Azad Hind Fauj. Even Dr. Ambedkar had said that Gandhi’s non-violent movement failed to achieve its goal. By end of 1943 Quit India had no impact at all.
Even the NSA Ajit Doval agrees with this analysis, claimed Chandra Kumar Bose. Doval has assured Chandra Kumar Bose that he will explain the matter to the Prime Minister. However there are a few people have been doggedly trying to peddle the idea for 71 years that the independence was due to efforts of Gandhi and Nehru. But the process of unearthing the real history of independence has been started by Narendra Modi.