Walk for Netaji Subash Chandra Bose at Kolkata – 72 years of Mystery and still continues

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Yesterday when Chandra Bose while conducting the meeting at Press Club every one was surprised that Walk for Netaji was not allowed at Kolkata. Disappointment was all around over negligence of Kolkata Administration. But at the same time people had faith that if Mamata Banerjee comes to know things will change in favor of the walk and that has exactly happens.

Administration cleared the Walk from Netaji Statue to Nataji Bhawan. Thanks to Didi and that’s why she is different.

During the event Shri Chandra Bose asked the central government to rectify the Indian History and declare Netaji Subash Chandra Bose is the first Prime Minister of India not Jawarlal Nehru.

Historically INA won the Andaman and Nicobar Islands well before even India wins freedom from British rule.

The Provisional Government of Free India consisted of a Cabinet headed by Subhas Chandra Bose as the Head of the State, The Prime Minister and the Minister for War and Foreign Affairs.

Captain Doctor Lakshmi Swaminathan (later married as Lakshmi Sehgal) was the Minister in Charge of Women’s Organization. She held this position over and above her command of the Rani Jhansi Regiment, a brigade of women soldiers fighting for the Indian National Army. For a regular Asian army, this women’s regiment was quite visionary; it was the first of its kind established on the continent. Dr. Lakshmi was one of the most popular and prosperous gynaecologists in Singapore before she gave up her practice to lead the troops of the Rani of Jhansi Regiment.

Other public administration ministers of the Provisional Government of Free India included:

Mr. S. A. Ayer – the Minister of Broadcasting and Publicity
Lt. Col. A. C. Chatterji – the Minister of Finance
The Indian National Army was represented by Armed Forces ministers, including:

Lt. Col. Aziz Ahmed
Lt. Col. N. S. Bhagat
Lt. Col. J. K. Bhonsle
Lt. Colonel Guizara Singh
Lt. Col. M.Z. Kiani
Lt. Col. A. D. Loganathan
Lt. Col. Ehsan Qadir
Lt. Col. Shahnawaz Khan

The Provisional Government was also constituted and administered by a number of Secretaries and Advisors to Subhas Chandra Bose, including:

A.N. Sahay – Secretary
Karim Ghani
Debnath Das
D.M. Khan
A. Yellapa
J. Thivy
Sirdar Isher Singh
A. N. Sarkar – the government’s official Legal Advisor

All of these Secretaries and Advisory officials held Ministerial rank in the Provisional Government. The extent of the Provisional Government’s day-to-day management of affairs for Azad Hind is not entirely well-documented, so their specific functions as government officials for the state outside of their positions as support ministers for Subhas Chandra Bose is not entirely certain.

Recognition

Azad Hind was recognised as a legitimate state by only a small number of countries limited solely to Axis powers and their allies. Azad Hind had diplomatic relations with nine countries: Nazi Germany, the Empire of Japan, Italian Social Republic, Independent State of Croatia and Wang Jingwei Government, Thailand in World War II, the State of Burma, Manchukuo and the Second Philippine Republic. On the declaration of its formation in occupied Singapore the Taoiseach of Ireland, Éamon de Valera, sent a note of congratulations to Bose. Vichy France, however, although being an Axis collaborator, never gave formal political recognition to Azad Hind. This government participated as an observer in the Greater East Asia Conference in November 1943.

Considering the above facts In true Historical sense it might be difficult to establish the claims but people of India will be happy to see the recognition given to their beloved Netaji and his government.

Though it was claimed to be a non political move but still some popular faces from political arena was seen at the location.

However as long as it is for the cause of Netaji and love for his in all aspect people will follow the move.