Hitler, Nehru & a worthless Bose
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Hitler, Nehru & a worthless Bose

May 2, 2018

By T.J.S. George

When those who don’t have it in them think they have it in them, it’s sad. Chandra Kumar Bose was a qualified management expert who did well in the Tatas for many years. Then somebody told him that he was not just another Bose but Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s own grand-nephew. Worse, the BJP zeroed in on him, told him how Bengal was waiting for his guidance and leadership. As their nominee for the Chief Ministership of West Bengal, they fielded him against Mamata Bannerji in the 2016 elections.

Poor Chandra Kumar Babu. He got 26,299 votes, less than half of Mamata Bannerji’s 65,520. Even those 26,299 were Hindutva votes, not Bose votes. But alas, those who don’t have it in them don’t see what others see. C.K. Bose came out last week with a denunciation of Jawaharlal Nehru that revealed many things about this Bose — his ignorance of the nuances of history, his lack of a sense of balance, his immaturity as a public interlocutor and, frankly, his political rawness.

Just see what the man said: “Hitler never betrayed his nation. Nehru wanted to sit on the throne without fighting, but sucking up to the British. In short, Nehru betrayed his nation.” Somebody must have told him about the stupidity of his words, so he came up with another statement. “I am not supporting Hitler — of course he was a devil — but he was not fraudulent like Nehru who in the guise of being a nationalist was actually a British lackey.”

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Perhaps this undeserving Bose was aware of the BJP’s aversion to Nehru and was trying to please his masters. There are schools in Rajasthan where history texts do not mention that Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India or that Gandhi was shot dead by Godse. Bose figured that such an iron-hard line would make his stock go up with the BJP; may be PM candidate next time, who knows? So Nehru is put in the same bracket as Hitler — bold even by Hindutva standards.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose would do nothing of the kind. The differences of opinion between Netaji on the one hand and Gandhi, Nehru, Patel on the other are well known. Yet, Netaji did not denounce Congress leaders. There are strong reasons to believe that he did not die in an aircrash as Japan claimed and that he eventually returned to India, living as Gumnami Baba in Faizabad where he died in 1985. This is still a raging controversy, but no one denies the fact that the Baba’s belongings, examined after his death, contained several photographs of Netaji’s parents and immediate family, telegrams from trusted veterans of the Azad Hind Fauz and various personal belongings. A small move by such a man to attack Nehru as a betrayer would have changed the course of Indian history. But he was a true patriot who put the country above him. Sometimes grand nephews have difficulty comprehending such things.

As irony would have it, Chandra Kumar Bose’s worthless views on Jawaharlal Nehru were exposed for what they were by not a Congressman or Indian historian or intellectual but by a Pakistani. Pervez Hoodbhoy, a Physics Professor in Pakistan, wasn’t replying to Bose, too inconsequential to be noticed from that distance. He was merely analysing an aspect of the India-Pakistan situation from an academic point of view. Writing last week in the venerable daily, Dawn, the Professor wondered:

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“What might have today’s India looked like in scientific terms if Narendra Modi, not Jawaharlal Nehru, had been India’s Prime Minister in 1947? Instead of being noted for its exceptional space programme, and brilliant string theorists, India would have become a garbage dump for every kind of crackpot science… As in Pakistan, Darwinian evolution would be considered heretical and destructive of religious faith.”

Recalling a speaking tour of India in 2005, Hoodbhoy wrote: “Without Nehru there could never have been the huge and palpable mass enthusiasm for science, manifested in many science museums within a single city… Nehru must also be credited with keeping a lid on his Generals. Immediately after partition, Nehru ordered the grand residence of the Army Chief to be vacated and instead assigned it to the Prime Minister. The move carried huge symbolism… It is nowadays becoming easier by the day for Pakistan to recognise its mirror reflection across the border.”

Chandra Kumar Bose is unlikely to see the point. Naturally. Those who don’t have it in them don’t have it in them.

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10 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Hitler, Nehru & a worthless Bose”

  1. Prabhu says:

    1. Sultan of Oman “Said-bin_taimur” offered port of Gwadar as a gift to India in 1950, but Nehru declined the gift. Later sultan sold it to Pak. Now Pak has given it to China which is used to keep spying and survilence around Persian gulf, centre, and South Asia and check Indian growth
    2. PM Nehru refused to accept kalat《Baloochistan) to merge with India after the king of balooch Ahmed Balooch in 1947.. Later Pak forcefully invaded Baloochistan and occupied in 1948
    3. In 1962 was China attacked north east India and killed over 50000 people . PM Nehru had the audacity to ignore that in aggression and said, not even a blade of grass grows in that barren land, so did not care Later, ULFA BODO nd other groups of North East It did did not want to stay with India as they did it protect them from massacre by the Chinese army.
    4. Nehru gifted the COCO island(Google map q4.13858593.368422) to Burma. Burma gifted it to China to spy on India. China has an airstrip and spy station there working against our nation.
    5. PM Nehru had agreed to give our Hyderabad to Pak, but sardar Patel failed that bid by a planning operation polo -also called Hyderabad Mukhthi Sanghram against Nehru wishes and surrender the NIZAM to India Nehru was very angry at Patel for this move.
    6. USA offered UN permanent seat in 1950, Nehru refused to accept it. Again Russia offered India a perm and seat in UN security council which Nehru refused it again in 1955. And he ensured that China will get that seat. Today, China is blocking every move from India in getting any UN membership.
    7. In 1947, after independence Nepal PM matrika Prasad koirala conveyed his desire to join India, but our PM Nehru rejected the offer
    8. PM nehru gifted the kabo valley Manipu 12000 square km to burma. Now Burma is supporting China
    9. Kashmir issue is the glaring example of his shortsightedness and incompetence. He believed that PAk and Chinese are friends and UN was a fair body! That was the grandest of his illusions and we are suffering every single day because of it!
    10. He was called chacha Nehru by the Indian kids, but it reality he is more of a chacha to Chinese and paki children as more kids have died or destroyed due to paki terrorism!
    As some British newspapers remarked, India never got independence in 1947 and Nehru was the last viceroy who was Indian by Birth. His every dicision was just to please pak or China. Yet Chinese did not support him! It was an one sided love affair! Today, all his failures are coming back to haunt us.
    Nehru hated the nationalists like Patel and Bose and hell bent on pleasing the Muslims and the British that he played so many dirty tricks!
    But the times were favorable, Gandhi was too idealistic to understand the con games of Nehru and media and textbooks praised Nehru and built the grand patriotic image that he never was!
    This day, we see Rahul carrying his DNA and sending emissaries to Pakistan to overthrow Modi !
    Similarly they Rahul and congress trying very hard to make deals with China to bring down the BJP government even during the Doklam crisis. BJP is highly nationalistic and Rahul and his friends can’t tolerate! Just like Nehru could not tolerate Patel and Bose, his great grandson cont tolerate Modi!
    Now, George being a great fan of Nehru has to condemn every move by Modi! No surprise in that! You can watch Modi hatred in every one of his articles! He can’t make us believe that no problems that all problems were because of bjp! All the problems congress created are coming to light under bjp! The truth is now exposed!
    But, if truth be told, congress is the root cause of all the problems India is facing! Especially the Nehru clan!
    Even Rajiv had his share in the Srilanka crisis that he sent Indian army (IPKF) to kill Indians in Srilanka! Congress controlled media always presented their version of the truth! Congress should not have been allowed to continue, but media was under the grip and truth was Suppressed for decades!

  2. Sir,
    When Nehru was standing on a podium with Chow en lai shouting “Hindi Chiny bhai bhai!” the Chinese were occupying part of Ladakh. Nehru’ s defence minister V K Krishna Menon violently disagreed with Gen. Thimmaih’s warnings about China. The Congress Party led by Nehru and his successors made India weak with their socialism and phony secularism. Indira Gandhi was the worst.

  3. Samir says:

    The author is a paid choice by Congress or an avid hater of bjp. Here are some facts about nehru
    Kashmir Issue : He was the one who took the Kashmir issue to the United Nations in 1948. India as a country could have sorted out the issue and peace would have prevailed in the Kashmir Valley. Despite being in a war-winning situation in 1948, Nehru sought the help of the United Nations, which intervened into the Kashmir issue. India had to lose the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Kashmir valley because of this. Later, the Line of Control(LOC) was created in 1972, following the Shimla Agreement.
    Sino-India War of 1962 : His foreign policy was the reason behind the loss in Sino-India war of 1962. India went on to lose Aksai Chin, the Northeastern part of Ladakh region in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Later, the Line of Actual Control has been deigned and adopted by the 2 countries in 1993. It is often said that Nehru believed in Chinese and failed to strengthen the Indian Army. Most of the army was deployed near the Indo-Pak border and the Sino-Indian border was not not well guarded because of the lack of troops. This was the reason behind India losing to China in 1962. He left our soldiers die without any support By refusing to send any reinforcement! His ego was so high, he never listened to any generals or military experts. He listened only to a bunch of sychophants who surrounded him.

    Signing the Panchsheel Agreement with China : Nehru signed an agreement with China in 1954 which is known as the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, which is absolutely of no use to India. Instead, it turned out to be the biggest threat to India. This agreement was made for the peaceful coexistence of the 2 countries, but China invaded India in 1962 and India lost Aksai Chin to China. According to this agreement, India accepted Tibet as the integral part of China, which made Chinese the immediate neighbor to India.
    Article 370 : Upon joining the Indian Union, Raja Hari Singh, the King of Kashmir, asked the Indian government to sign the Instrument of Accession, which says the Kashmir people should not be compelled to accept the Indian Constitution and a separate constitution should be drafted for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Based on this agreement, the article 370 was created which gives an autonomous status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
    Louis Mountbatten as the Governor General of India : He chose Louis Mountbatten as the first Governor General of independent India, who later accepted and signed the Instrument of Accession with the King of Jammu and Kashmir, Raja Hari Singh, during it accession to India. He also took many decisions which caused damage to India in the Indo-Pak issues. It is believed that Nehru’s intimate relationship with Edwina Mountbatten made him choose Mountbatten as the GG of India, so that Edwina can stay back in India. This costed India its northern most territory.
    Denying the offer of permanent membership to India in the UN Security Council : A permanent membership to India in the UN Security Council twice in 1950 and 1955, as a replacement of the membership of China. But Nehru denied these offers, as he didn’t want the membership at the cost of Chinese membership. Need not say whats happening now

  4. H says:

    Anything and every thing that is a problem is due to the bjp, I did expect a supposedly decent journalist to get down to this level, only wrong tounge in cheek news are filtered and attributed to modi and the bjp trying to show it in poor light.

    Mr George have you forgotten the bhagalpur blindings, turkmangate firing on Muslims, forced sterilisations, the Sikh genocide s in 1984? Any way for the present intellectuals memories are short. There are rotten tomatoes in every baskets, I am sure Mr George knows this more than the others due to his superior knowledge and his way with words

  5. Samir says:

    The title should be corrected!
    For somebody who destroyed the good future of a nation with so many hardworking people, for his sheer greed for power of an incompetent person, no wonder many people today rightly feel, that bullet that took Mahathma’s life , had it killed Nehru instead, today nation would be in a much better shape!
    He used that incident to safeguard his power , that his great grandson even today is milking!

    • mysorean says:

      Samir don’t you think you are giving too much credit to one person, India is very complex and huge country before blaming one person everyone should take some responsibility. Everyone enjoys taking and giving bribe and participate equally in many ill activities. Hitler,Nehru Bose are all dead move on and see what can be done today, Greatest of achievement of India is you don’t need a passport to travel to Chennai or Delhi or Bombay or Srinagar. There is no nation in the world with so many different languages, culture, cast, opinion. our first goal should be to keep this nation intact our enemies knows our strength is our unity and want to us to divide among ourselves and perish

  6. mysorean says:

    Nehru,Hitler,Bose are all dead and gone many decades ago, Mr George and People should focus and debate local problems that are pertaining to today’s Mysore Karnataka and India in general. Very disappointed with choice of issues that we are debating in this important election

  7. Prabhu says:

    Nehru might be dead! But effects of his selfish acts and still very important, his progenies still continues to loot and ruin the nation.

  8. Raghu says:

    ಇಂದಿರಾ ಪ್ರಿಯದರ್ಶಿನಿ ನೆಹರೂ, ಇಂದಿರಾ ಗಾಂಧಿ ಎಂದಾದುದು ಸಹ ಸ್ವಾರಸ್ಯಕರ ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆ. ಫಿರೋಜ್ ಜಹಾಂಗೀರ್ ಘಂಡಿಯನ್ನು ಅಳಿಯನಾಗಿ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಒಪ್ಪದ ನೆಹರು, ಘಂಡಿಯನ್ನು ಗಾಂಧಿ ಎಂದು ಬದಲಿಸುವ ಮೂಲಕ 1942ರಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂದಿರಾ ಹಾಗೂ ಫಿರೋಜ್ ಗಾಂಧಿಯ ವಿವಾಹ ನೆರವೇರಿಸಿದರು. ಅಲ್ಲಿಂದ ಇಂದಿರಾ ಪ್ರಿಯದರ್ಶಿನಿ ನೆಹರು, ಇಂದಿರಾ ಗಾಂಧಿಯಾದರು. ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ್ಯ ಚಳವಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕಂಡ ಗಾಂಧಿಯ ಪ್ರಭಾವಳಿ, ಆ ಹೆಸರನ್ನು ತಗುಲಿಸಿಕೊಂಡ ಇಂದಿರಾಗೆ ಅನಾಯಾಸವಾಗಿ ಲಭ್ಯವಾಯಿತು. ವಂಶ ಪಾರಂಪರ್ಯ ಆಡಳಿತ ಶಕೆಯ ಆರಂಭಕ್ಕೆ ನಾಂದಿಮಂತ್ರವೂ ಆಯಿತು. ನಂತರದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಧಾನಿಯಾಗಿ ಮೊದಲ ಬಾರಿಗೆ ಅಫ್ಘಾನಿಸ್ತಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಭೇಟಿ ನೀಡಿದ್ದ ಇಂದಿರಾ ಅಂದು ಬಾಬರ್ ಸಮಾಧಿ ಮುಂದೆ ನಮಾಜ್ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದು .

  9. Nehru had his limitations .He was a sefish, bachelor and a timid civilian , with love for muslims . He distrusted hardliner Hindus as a threat to his family’s political stardom. He had brilliantly assessed the outcome World War-2 and the frailties of Britisher’s after the war. He grew under the shadow of gentlemanly Gandhiji. With all my regards for this old crusader, I fail to reconcile with Nehru’s approval of Gandhi’s policies and intentions in Khilafat movement, suspension of Quit India movement , antipathy with SubhasBose and partition of India. Nehru always cast a spell on this old and tired man. Nehru’s crookedness is mirrored in his classic mistakes, including Kashmir. But his mischief in blanking out stories of real martyrs of Freedom struggle and projecting CONGRESS ,led by his family as the sole crusaders, are the meanest.


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