India’s independence is result of movement by Azad Hind Fauj, claims Netaji’s nephew

New Delhi: As the country is remembering Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary today, Ardhendu Bose, nephew of Netaji stirred up a controversy by claiming that it was not Mahatma Gandhi’s peace movement but the movement by Azad Hind Fauj and Netaji brought independence to India.

“The activities of Azad Hind Fauj and Netaji brought independence to this country and it was admitted by the then PM of England, Clement Richard Attlee,” said Bose in an interview to ANI.

He further stated a fiction was created by the Congress party which came into power at that time. It was decided by the then Government of Independent India to keep Netaji side, which is very sad.

“Even history book has not mentioned much about the Azad Hind Fauz. Youngsters do not know about the Azad Hind Fauz,” Bose claimed.

Born and brought up in Odisha’s Cuttack, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is a pride of our history. His association with the oldest town and the then capital of Odisha is clearly evident with him reminiscing about his days at Ravenshaw Collegiate School in his unfinished autobiography, ‘an Indian Pilgrim’.

He was born on January 23, 1897 to Prabhavati Devi and Janakinath Bose, who had migrated to Cuttack in 1880s and established himself there as a lawyer.

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