Letter to BS: Politicians must follow in freedom fighters' footsteps

Communal, regional and sectarian sentiments have been encouraged by parties for political gains.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (Photo: netaji.org)

Business Standard
The argument of political parties about the real inheritors of Subhas Chandra Bose’s legacy are laughable. There is a tendency among political leaders nowadays to indulge in a war of words over the heirs of legacies of freedom fighters just around the time of their anniversaries. When the nation was paying tribute to Bose on his 123rd birth anniversary, politicians began making sundry claims about the legacy of Netaji. They must first realise his greatness. He fought for a secular and united India. The nation’s interests mattered to Netaji above everything else. He stood for communal harmony which he demonstrated through the Indian National Army (INA) that had people from all religions in its ranks. Women, too, enjoyed equal status

First Published: Jan 27 2020 | 01:36 AM IST

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