Chandra Kumar Bose, the grand nephew of freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose, accentuates on the misbalancing in the projection of history with regards to the Nehru dynasty and apprehending the substantial contribution of other leaders in the freedom struggle.
Talking to RepublicWorld, Bose said, “It is not a question of whether history has been kind to the Nehru dynasty. It is the question that in the Freedom Movement right from 1857 onwards- the Sepoy uprising, Mangal Pandey and Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violence struggle, Shaheed Bhagat Singh sacrificed. So, you need to take a holistic view of the entire freedom movement, contribution of many other national icons.”
“Nehru’s contribution was certainly credible but at the same time, there were contributions of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Mangal Pandey, Khudiram Bose, Azad Hind Force, Subhash Chandra Bose. It is not a question to demean anybody’s personality, it is a question of highlighting the true contribution, the character of our national icons,” he added.
Drawing attention towards the lack of prominence on other freedom fighters, he further added, “That is the essence that we want to project this to the youth of the nation, that history that is told to them is correct history and is not distorted, that no one is highlighted in a different manner. People should be projected the way they actually were and that is the message I would like to give it to the youth of our nation.”