Truth has a way to squirm out at the most inopportune times. The case of Subash Chandra Bose aka Netaji is one such instance. The Pioneer has begun what looks like a series devoted to unearthing the facts surrounding Netaji’s disapperance. And finds that Pandit Nehru played a great part in burying him alive, figuratively speaking.
…The Pioneer found out during a week-long investigation recently. The biggest revelation, complete with documentation, is about the guilt of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, in suppressing the basic facts about the Taiwan non-crash and subsequent bogus cremation of Netaji. Nehru, who doubled as India’s External Affairs Minister, had been personally informed by the Government of Formosa (as Taiwan was then called), albeit through British channels, in August 1956 about the full facts behind Japan’s staging of a spectacular “death” for the Indian hero. Yet, Nehru had allowed the Shah Nawaz Khan Committee to go on with its command performance of an inquiry. He had accepted a report that completely contradicted the Formosan version. The myth about the air crash was allowed to grow under the assumption that a lie told many times becomes the truth. [.] Had Nehru not concealed the Formosan report back in 1956, two great misfortunes might have avoided this nation. First, three generations of Indians would have been spared of the tragicomic dimensions that the Netaji mystery often took. Second, the subcontinent’s most charismatic politician could yet have been recovered for the people of India had its Government made use of the reliable input that he had not died as presumed 11 years earlier. Who knows, he may very well have been held prisoner at the time in some gulag in China or Soviet Russia. The possibilities are endless because, after all, Subhas Chandra Bose would have been only 59-years-old in 1956.