RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri KS Sudarshan stressed the need to unveil the mystery of death of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in an air-crash in August 1945. He was releasing a Hindi book, Bhagwanji Se Netaji Tak, in New Delhi on December 5. The book was published by Subhas Chandra Bose Rashtriya Vichar Kendra and was written by Shri Shakti Singh. The book mainly highlights the life of Gumnami Baba of Ayodhya who was said to be Netaji and died a few years back. Besides scores of intellectuals of Delhi, RSS Prant Sanghachalak Shri Ramesh Prakash and former Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police Shri Prakash Singh were also present.
Shri Sudarshan said the suspicion developed in the minds of people about the death of Netaji must be cleared. He alleged that majority of the governments, even after the departure of Britishers from India, tried to ensure that truth about Netaji remains a mystery. He said the government has no evidence to prove that Netaji died in the so-called air-crash. ?After Independence Netaji came to India but he was not allowed to come out. The then government feared if Netaji comes out, Pt. Nehru would lose his political career. There are evidences that Gumnami Baba of Ayodhya was Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, but this fact is being suppressed even today,? he added.
Senior BJP leader and former Union HRD Minister Dr Murli Manohar Joshi said there must be a thorough enquiry about Netaji and the countrymen have all rights to know why the governments continue to hide the information about Netaji. ?It was claimed that the government had declared Netaji a war criminal. If this is true why such a order was not quashed after Independence,? he asked further adding that Netaji had not died in an air-crash in 1945 and the country would not have been partitioned if Netaji had been there.
?It is still a mystery why the government is not ready to accept the fact that Netaji did not die in the air-crash when it has no evidence to prove it. Despite being provided so many evidences that Netaji did not die in that air-crash, our governments are not ready to accept it,? he said.
He pointed out that Maulana Azad had refused to include the name of Netaji in the list of died persons to be paid tribute at Congress convention held on September 21, 1945, just after the so-called death of Netaji, because he was not satisfied with the death theory. Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel too were not agreed to the theory. Sardar Patel, while answering a question in Parliament in October 1946, had clearly said that the government could not make any authoritative statement about the death of Netaji. Lord Mountbatten also said in 1978 that he did not have any evidence about the death of Netaji. Even the Intelligence Bureau of the country and the forensic lab refused to prove the death of Netaji. Since people wanted that Netaji should come out after Independence, Pt. Nehru formed a Shahnawaz Committee, which just stamped what Pt Nehru had been saying. But Shri Suresh Bose, another member of the committee, did not support the ?findings? and submitted a separate report appealing to the people not to accept the conclusions of the Committee.
When Shahnawaz Committee failed to convince the people about Netaji, the government formed another committee known as Khosla Committee. But that committee too failed to unveil the truth. ?Even the Taiwan government does not have any evidence about the so-called air-crash in which Netaji is said to have died. The government is deliberately suppressing the truth,? Dr Joshi said.