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Decision to release Netaji’s files is an attempt to deflect attention: Congress


New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday said the Narendra Modi government’s decision to declassify the first set of 100 files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was an “attempt to deflect attention from the miserable failure on all fronts”.

Addressing a press conference here, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said the Congress never tried to suppress the truth on Bose as was being alleged.

When the government decided to declassify the files on Netaji we had said that all files and documents related to him must be declassified as it would clear controversies related to the issue of his death,

On being asked that some of the distant relatives of Bose had raised doubts over Congress’ intention to declassify files on him when the party was in power, Sharma referred to Subhas Chandra Bose’s daughter Anita Puff’s statement regarding this issue

We don’t want to enter into any debate with any distant relative. We respect what has been said by his own daughter (on the issue)


He also advised the media be “careful” as fabricated and forged documents could be used to “sensationalize and to defame one of India’s greatest sons”.

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Nehru was against the use of INA money for Holiday Trips: Netaji Files

Jawahar Lal Nehru against use of INA fund for Holiday Package. Image Source: PTI
  • Netaji file is all about 41 files on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose between 1953 and 2000
  • One of the Netaji files says that Jawahar Lall Nehru was at a cross with the government who uses the money of INA to fund the holiday trips of the government officials
  • Nehru’s efforts succeeded when Humayun Kabir was in the educational ministry as he fixed a cap on all the trips of Rs. 3000 for a trip extending to 30 days

Netaji files, a topic had gained much momentum in the past few months. Netaji file is all about 41 files on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose between 1953 and 2000. This file not only deal with Netaji but also with our first PM Jawahar Lal Nehru.

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Netaji files. Image Source:

A recent file under Netaji file showed that Jawahar Lal Nehru was ready to share the funds of INA with Pakistan. But from the various notes found in Netaji files, Nehru was eager to use the money in the fund to promote education.

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One of the Netaji files says that Jawahar Lall Nehru was at cross with the government who uses the money of INA to fund the holiday trips of the government officials. He wanted the account of every penny. This habit of bureaucracy was adopted by him earlier.

Nehru in a file with file number 23 (156)/ 51-PM which is present in Prime Minister’s Secretariat wrote, “I do not understand the way these so-called deputations are organised. Every holiday trip is treated as a deputation on business and the normal daily allowances and other charges are given. I do not think this is at all proper.”

Indian National Army. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
Indian National Army. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

The sarcastic notes signed by him are found in Netaji files prove that he opposed the policy of government to use the funds to mask the official trips, which is prevalent now days also. Nehru urged that they should use the money acquired under INA and the Indian Independence League to give scholarships to Indian students.

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Jawahar Lal Nehru disappointed. Image Source:

Nehru was addressing the fund of more than 10 lakhs that various embassies presented in South East countries take advantage of. He was disappointed with the the Ministry of External Affairs and Education for using the fund of INA for sending government officials to different countries to give lectures.

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Nehru in a note dated 27th August 1953 wrote, “I do not myself understand the particular advantage of some scholar from India going to Bangkok every year. There are many other ways in which we could have utilised this money to better advantage, for instance in giving scholarships to students…”

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Nehru’s efforts succeeded when Humayun Kabir was in the educational ministry. He fixed a cap on all the trips of Rs. 3000 for a trip extending to 30 days. A committee was also made for the pick the Indian Students in Thailand and Singapore for scholarships.

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-prepared by Aparna Gupta, an intern with NewsGram. Twitter @writetoaparna99

One response to “Nehru was against the use of INA money for Holiday Trips: Netaji Files”

  1. Declassification of all Netaji files may prove that JAP AND BRIT JOINTLY PLAYED A FOUL GAME WITH NETAJI; In WW-I, Japan was a British ally.
    Before WW-II, Jap-US trade war and political war started; this led to actual US-JAP
    war. So British became an enemy to Japan by diplomatic manipulation as US-British
    alliance was there. After WW-II, Japan revived their old link with British. Jap
    and Brit spies were well linked before WW-II. JAP SPIES AGREED TO ELIMINATE
    NETAJI. Motive was to appease Brit and purchase security for Jap royal family. So,
    JAPAN HANDED OVER NETAJI TO BRITISH AND BRITISH EXECUTED HIM IN SECRETE. False news of air crash was Jap fabrication. In any controversial case, liar is to be suspected. Netaji plan to start second independence war with USSR help was known to Japan. So, Brit and Jap spies developed a common minimum program against pro-communist agenda of Netaji. Why should Jap imperialism agree to patronize emergence of independent India as a permanent communist ally? Is it not more logical to fulfill British condition and purchase favor? Why Jap royal family was not tried as a war criminal? What is the mystery behind this favor? There is another point about gumnami baba. Who was he? He was a dummy created as a part of common minimum program of Jap and Brit imperialism. In axis camp, creation of dummy by plastic surgery was a common practice. Hitler and Mussolini were having number of dummies. Japan sold Netaji-dummy to British. British deputed this dummy at faizabad of UP, with a purpose to create confusion regarding Netaji. This confusion prevented nation to be doubtful about role of Jap or Brit. So gumnami baba of faizabad is a common creation of Jap and Brit spies. Never had he told truth. If he had told anything, that must be lie. In a controversial case, liar is to be suspected. So, JAPAN SOLD NETAJI TO BRITISH AND BRITISH EXECUTED HIM IN SECRET. Japan sold Netaji-dummy to British and British deputed him at faizabad of UP. JAPAN SURRENDERED TO US-UK SIDE ON 15-AUG-1945. Netaji’s last flight was on 18-aug-1945. A SURRENDERED JAPAN WAS NO LONGER AN ALLY OF AZAD HIND. They worked as per their new mentors, the British.

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Congress addresses Prez rule in Arunachal as “murder of democracy”


New Delhi: Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan on Tuesday hit out at Narendra Modi and slammed the government for rushing into the matter to impose President’s rule in party-ruled Arunachal Pradesh, calling it a “murder of democracy and the constitution on Republic Day”.

He also blamed the government for disrespecting the Supreme Court by bypassing it when the court was hearing the matter.

The constitution and democracy have been murdered on this Republic Day. It is an effort by the government to nail federalism. The matter is sub judice and yet the speed with which the cabinet moved and the final decision has been taken is a clear indication that they have no respect for the highest court of the land,

The party had moved the Supreme Court on Monday to challenge union cabinet’s recommendation to impose President’s rule in Arunachal.

They could have waited for the matter to be settled by the judiciary yet they moved with express speed to ensure President’s rule in a sensitive state. There is no indication of past or present breakdown of law and order. These are signals of imagination manufactured to fine-tune and legitimise horse-trading that was done by a certain sitting minister.

The matter should have been handled under the spirit of the SR Bommai case yet the argument being given that the house was not summoned for six months, but the ground reality is the matter was sub judice in the high court of the state and therefore that statutory requirement was met with,” said Vadakkan, adding the attempt to remove the speaker by the deputy speaker smacks of a larger conspiracy.

“We expect justice from the highest court of the land, therefore, we would not like to add any comment on a sub judice matter,” he added.

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President gives approval for central rule in Arunachal


New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday gave his approval to the cabinet recommendation to impose central rule in Arunachal Pradesh, official sources said.

It’s done,a Rashtrapati Bhawan official said this when asked if the president had given his nod to central rule following political turbulence in the Congress-ruled northeastern state.

The union cabinet had on Sunday recommended President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh, inviting strong criticism from the Congress and others.

The president, who had been urged by the Congress not to approve central rule in the state, is said to have discussed the Arunachal situation with Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday.

Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa had on December 9 advanced the date of the convening of the assembly session.

The move was criticized by the Congress, with its leader Kapil Sibal saying the governor should not have acted on a resolution by the Bharatiya Janata Party legislators and two independents.

On January 18, the Supreme Court said it would examine whether Rajkhowa’s decision of advancing the assembly session to December 16 to take up the resolution for the removal of Speaker Nabam Rebia was valid or not.

Rebia was removed as speaker by 14 rebel Congress legislators backed by BJP legislators on December 16 at an assembly session held in a community hall in Itanagar that was presided over by the deputy speaker.

The 14 rebel Congress lawmakers were earlier disqualified by Rebia. The deputy speaker, before moving the motion removing Rebia as speaker, restored the membership of the 14 legislators.

(Inputs from IANS)

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