Nehru's Letter on Bose: Congress Terms It Fake


Submitted by Subeditor on Sat, 2016-01-23 17:21 New Delhi: The Congress Party on Saturday termed the letter showing former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru allegedly calling Subhas Bose a “war criminal” as a fake and vowed to expose all those behind this “mischief”. Congress leader Anand Sharma, told media here, that this was a “deliberate” attempt by the ruling dispensation to divert attention from other important issues. “This mischief is a targeted one, to mislead people and try to belittle the great achievements of stalwarts of the freedom struggle. The Congress will expose and take action against this mischievous fake letter,” he said. “We will take all measures to punish people once identified. Whoever is taking ownership must come forward,” he added. Sharma further said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government wanted to encash on the name Subhas Bose. “The way this matter has been brought to the limelight, it raises several questions on ruling dispensation's intentions,” he added. Sharma further said that BJP can't claim any leader who was on the fore front of the freedom struggle. This is what the letter allegedly written by Pt. Nehru to Prime Minister Clement Atlee of England , on December 27 1945, says; "Dear Mr Attlee, I understand from reliable sources that Subhas Chandra Bose, your war criminal, has been allowed to enter Russian territory by Stalin. This is a clear treachery and betrayal of faith by the Russians as Russia has been an ally of the British-Americans, which she should not have done. Please take note of it and do what you consider proper and fit." The letter is signed, "Yours Sincerely, Jawaharlal Nehru." (ANI)