Why the Communists and Left needs to stop its hypocrisy on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
The problem with “Indian Leftists” is that they can consider anyone as a communist just because they had a slight inclination towards the ideology of Socialism, left spectrum of political ideology, the Left in India has a habit of considering such nationalists as communists and leftists.
Yes it’s true that Netaji Bose was a socialist but then again just being a socialist or admiring the ideology of socialism just because one is anti imperialist will not make you a communist.
For example, Mahatma Gandhi formulated the ideology of Gandhian Socialism and later Atal Bihari Vajpayee of BJP, a right wing party introduced this ideology in his party principles but that doesn’t makes Gandhi or even Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a leftist or communist. Similarly, just because Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose supported socialism doesn’t makes him a communist.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in his book “Indian Struggle” clearly mentions that Netaji wanted a dictatorial regime in the first 20 years of Independence as it would be essential to rule India with iron hand so as to inject the values of discipline and ensure stability for the development. He believed in the ideology of Samyavaad which was a mixture of fascism, communism blended in Indian style. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose even admired Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and met Adolf Hitler in Germany, who was hated by the communists
Interestingly, Netaji formed a party which is the All India Forward Bloc when it was formed its constitution was about 200 pages while today it’s less than 100 pages. The AIFB today is controlled by stooges of Communist Party of India (Marxist) who themselves used to call Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose as “the running dog of Japanese PM Tojo”
Also, post independence it was the Left and the Marxists historians themselves who ensured that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose never finds a place in History text books. But this wasn’t possible. The hatred which Communists have for Netaji can be witnessed by this fact, but still they try to portray him as communist. Therefore it’s high time that the Left ends the hypocrisy which it does on Netaji.
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