RSS demands probe into Nehru letter' on Subhas Chandra Bose
New Delhi: Demanding a probe into the purported letter by former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to his British counterpart, Clement Atlee, in which the former described Subhas Chandra Bose as a “war criminal”, RSS mouthpiece Panchjanya has questioned Congress’ claim that the letter was “forged”. An article in the weekly magazine’s latest edition has also called for a transparent national policy on making important documents public and attacked Congress’ past leaders for attempting to “bury the truth” of Bose’s disappearance.
“Naturally, Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma immediately trashed the said letter as forged because it does not bear the signature of Jawaharlal Nehru. But is it not possible for the message to have been sent via a telegram, a telefax or a teleprinter which don’t require any signatures? This letter must be probed further,” the article read. While referring to Nehru’s purported December 27, 1945 letter the article says, “The use of the words ‘your war criminal’ for a great freedom fighter like Subhas Chandra Bose reflects the mindset and the character of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru. These words are a grave insult for any freedom fighter.” Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making 100 files on Netaji’s life and his disappearance public on the latter’s 119th birthday, the article attacks former PMs — Indira Gandhi, Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh — for toeing “the Nehru-Gandhi line on the issue”.
“These files will give us valuable insights into the sudden disappearance of Netaji and an opportunity to analyse the peculiar mindset of Congress leaders who kept attempting to bury the information on this subject,” says the article.
The Panchjanya article, while referring to information that Netaji was in touch with Russia through the Russian ambassador in Tokyo, says, “Perhaps the story of air crash was concocted because Russia could not openly offer political asylum to Netaji. Nehru knew this and mentions so in his letter to Clement Atlee.”
The article says, “Nehru knew this which was why he kept spying on the Bose family”.