In a shocking development, two de-classified intelligence documents revealed that the Jawaharlal Nehru government had placed the family and relatives of Subhas Chandra Bose on surveillance for two decades – between 1948 and 1968.
The Intelligence Bureau had resumed British-era surveillance on the two Bose family homes in Calcutta at Woodburn Park and Elgin Road. The latest exposure has put the Congress Party on back foot even though it downplayed the reports and shrugged it off.
Now, questions have been asked whether Nehru was aware that Bose did not die in the plane crash of 1945? Or else, there was no reason for him to put Netaji’s family under surveillance for two decades. Perhaps, he always believed that Netaji Subhas Bose was alive and could return to India to dethrone him, as the latter was the most popular leader in the country after Mahatma Gandhi.
The family of Subhas Chandra Bose sought full declassification of files in the interest of people of the country and provide full honour to the leader, who sacrificed everything for his motherland.
However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Office has already refused to disclose records related to Subhas Bose’s death. Hopefully, it will reconsider its decision and make all efforts to make all secret files de-classified.