BJP Leader Appeals For Netaji's Statue To Be Built Near India Gate

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The grandnephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and BJP leader Chandra Kumar Bose appealed to the central government to build a statue of Netaji at India Gate

Written By Yash Sanghvi | Mumbai | Updated On:

The grandnephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has appealed to the central government to build a statue of the late great freedom fighter at the India Gate and INA Memorial in the national capital. The grandnephew, BJP leader Chandra Kumar Bose appeals is on the basis of Netaji's contributions to the Indian Independence movement.

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Chandra Kumar Bose tweeted:

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The late great freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was born on January 23, 1897, in Odisha's Cuttack. The late freedom fighter played a pivotal role in India's quest for freedom from the British empire. At the beginning of World War 2, Netaji revived the Azad Hind Fauj also known as the Indian National Army (INA) under his leadership in an effort to free India from the grasps of the 200-year-old British struggle, Subhas Chandra Bose had served as the president of All India Youth Congress and also the Secretary of Bengal State Congress.

Netaji travelled abroad extensively, visiting then Soviet Union, Germany and Russia and seeking an alliance with each of them to attack the British government in India. The mystery surrounding the circumstances of Netaji's death has led to various theories, one of which being that he did not die in a plane crash in Taiwan on August 18, 1945, as widely believed, but escaped to the then Soviet Union. In September 2015, the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government had declassified 64 secret files on Netaji. Furthermore, in January 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had released digital copies of 100 files related to the late freedom fighter in the public domain. The National Archives of India subsequently released digital copies of 75 declassified files on Netaji in the public domain in two batches -- in March 2016 and April 2016.

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