Swamy Sets August 15 Deadline for Centre to Release Secret Documents on Bose's Death

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today led a demonstration here demanding declassification of documents and records related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

Published: 19th May 2015 11:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th May 2015 12:46 AM   |  A+A-


MADURAI: The senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has said he would move the Supreme Court  if the Central government failed to release the secret documents on the freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose's death before August 15.

Addressing a protest meeting organised here on Tuesday by Virat Hindu Sangam demanding the release of secret documents on Bose's death, Swamy said, "If the Central Government did not release the documents before 15th August, I will approach the Supreme Court."

He also claimed that the popular belief that Subhash Chandra Bose died in an air cash in 1945 was false.

"Bose has deliberately spread the wrong information that he died in an air crash and escaped to Manchuria in China which was then under Russian occupation," he claimed.

Bose believed Russia would help him but the then Soviet Union President Joseph Stalin jailed him in Siberia and killed him there in 1953, alleged Subramanian Swamy.

He also claimed that the then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru who had close contact with Stalin, was aware of Bose being jailed in Siberia, but didn't take any step to save him.

"Fearing that Bose returning to India would affect his political career, Nehru failed to rescue Bose from Russia," he claimed.

Recounting the observation made by former British Prime Minister Clement Attlee during his visit to Kolkata in 1953, Subramanian Swamy said Clement had commented that Britain left India not because of pressure mounted by Independent movement led by Mahatma Gandhi "but because they feared the Indian National Army formed by Bose fighting against them".

Swamy told the media in the afternoon that the BJP would face the elections in Tamil Nadu without any alliance. "I don't see any possibility of an alliance between the AIADMK and the BJP in the near future," he said.


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