Subhash Chandra Bose landed in Mumbai in July 1921, and promptly went to meet Gandhi on the same day. Thus the great tale of the two legendary sons of India begins, which unfolded over the next twenty years, setting the course of history of our country. They were both ardent nationalists who dreamt of a free India.
Bose was the follower of Gandhi. It was only later that Bose became increasingly frustrated with the pace at which the freedom movement was going on. He had said, ‘Bharat shall be free, the only question is when’. That proved to be the starting point from where they began developing differences. From there on, it became bitter.
Gandhi, exposing his resentful nature, commented that “Subhash’s victory is my defeat”, when Subhash Chandra Bose became congress president.
There is no denying the fact that both Gandhi and Nehru had a bone to pick with Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. They always found fault in his way of functioning. In fact, they were scared of his rising popularity and tried to tarnish his image through covert means. Nehru and Gandhi saw Netaji as a threat to their positions. Shrewdly and using all kinds of unethical means and cunning, they planned the handing over of Bose as war criminal to the British.
Usman Patel, bodyguard of Bose said that Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Mahomed Ali Jinaah and Maulana Azad had come to an agreement with the British judge that if Netaji were to enter British India, he would be handed over and charged.
Gandhi and Nehru were also the followers of Britishers in a manner that is not yet public. Gandhi and Nehru were very clear that power must stay with them. Power hungry and insensitive to Bose’s sacrifices for India, the duo employed dirty tricks and resources to maintain influence. Relatives of Netaji were kept under close surveillance between 1948 and 1968.
India’s first Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru, was in power for 16 of those years. If Netaji was really dead in the air crash then why is the family being spied upon? Obviously there was some element of the fact that Bose was alive, lurking around somewhere and would make an appearance, but still he was seen nowhere and the reason of his death is still unknown.
We can clearly arrive at a conclusion that Gandhi and Nehru are responsible for Bose’s death. He didn’t die and Gandhi and Nehru knew it. It is a shame that despite such dark, dirty history, they are revered and followed.
Gandhi and Nehru not only spied on Bose’s family, they also spied on Bhagat Singh’s family. It seems both of them were only involved in spying and conspiracies against the true freedom fighters, rather than working towards helping India develop. Gandhi was threatened by the growing popularity of Bhagat Singh among Indians.
We all are very well aware that Gandhi did not take much initiative to stop Bhagat Singh’s execution. Somewhere or the other Gandhi was also not satisfied with Bhagat Singh’s strategy of Non Violence and part his way from him. Our country would have been very different if the freedom fighters like Bose and Bhagat Singh managed our country.