Gandhi, Nehru saw Netaji as threat to their positions: Subramanian Swamy

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New Delhi, April 12: Speaking on the controversy that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's family was placed under surveillance by the Congress government, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Nehru and Gandhi saw the revolutionary leader as threat to their positions.

Following a row over recent revelations, Swamy's tweet which he wrote in January was retweeted on the social networking site on Sunday, says Zee News report.

Subramanian Swamy

In another tweet, Swamy on Sunday wrote: "Netaji murder now unravelled must go further to include INA treasure chests, returned to India by Japan, that were stolen by Nehru."

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A major controversy have erupted over media reports which claimed that recently declassified files of the Union Home Ministry have revealed that the family of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was placed under intensive surveillance from 1948 to 1968 by the Congress government.

The country had three Congress Prime Ministers during these 20 years - Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri and Indira Gandhi.

Jawaharlal Nehru govt spied on Netaji Bose's kin for two decades

This report has kicked off a massive controversy and opened a can of worms for the already troubled Congress which has been pushed to the wall by the Narendra Modi-led BJP.

The grand-old-party of India is facing criticism from all corners has termed it a 'sinister conspiracy to malign its image'.

Speaking on the row, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said,"The BJP today is definitely taking a stand that this is really surprising and shocking. Already on the dimension of snooping, research that has come out, I certainly feel that till 2010-11 snooping has become a part of Congress' DNA...We express our concern."

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In past, BJP leader Swamy had alleged that the first Prime Minister of India was part of the conspiracy to kill Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Though, Swamy directly blamed Soviet supremo Joseph Stalin for killing Bose in captivity in Siberia, apparently what intrigued BJP leader was that why Nehru didn't speak against the Russian Government's move when he was well aware of the whole planning.

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