Know why Rajnath Singh angered Subhas Chandra Bose's family and fans

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New Delhi, Aug 19: A Facebook post made by the Home Minister Rajnath Singh has angered Subhas Chandra Bose's family. The Home Minister on Tuesday paid tribute to the freedom fighter which seems to have angered the fans and family of Bose.

"Subhas Chandra Bose ki punyatithi par unhe sadar naman," said Rajnath Singh on Facebook. August 18 is the alleged anniversary of the Taihoku air crash.

Know why Rajnath Singh angered Subhas Chandra Bose's family and fans.
The Justice Mukherjee Commission, set up by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government had concluded that Netaji did not disappear due to dying in the August 18 aircrash.

Netaji's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose and many more people have demanded an apology from Singh.

"This is irresponsible and amounts to an attempt to distort history. Singh should apologize to the people of India or else Netaji followers will gherao him in Delhi," Bose was quoted as saying in a TOI report.

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BJP chief Amit Shah had also posted an similar tribute on Facebook, but he withdrew it later.

"It can't be a coincidence that senior BJP leaders are making the same mistake. They are either ignorant or are deliberately trying to pass a message. They should make themselves clear," Bose was further quoted as saying.

Demanding declassification of the secret files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, his great granddaughter had earlier said the family members were not satisfied with the assurance from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the mystery around the disappearance of Bose will be resolved.

Rajashree Choudhury, Netaji's great granddaughter, said that she and other family members were seeking people's support and creating pressure on the government to demand declassification of the files with PMO and state governments.

"PM's mere assurance for resolving the mystery is not satisfactory, we want concrete steps and not just assurance. It will be in the interest of the nation if the files are declassified at the earliest," Choudhury said.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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