RSS Ideals Far From Netaji’s Inclusive Ideals Says Daughter, Family
KOLKATA, (IANS) – As economist Anita Bose Pfaff, daughter of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, has already claimed that her father, being a Leftist, does not have any ideological semblance to that of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the scheduled program of the RSS on January 23 to pay homage to Netaji in Kolkata has come under scathing attacks from different political and social quarters in the state.
The program to be attended by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on January 23 in front of Shahid Minar in central Kolkata is being viewed as an attempt by the Sangh to titillate the sentiments of the Bengalis and the people of Bengal over Netaji.
Netaji’s grand-nephew Chandra Kumar Bose, is the face of the BJP in West Bengal, and he has endorsed Pfaff’s statement that Netaji despite being a devout Hindu, had respect towards all religions which, the RSS does not.
Bose has said that if the RSS chief does not announce the adoption of Netaji’s inclusive ideology, then just putting garlands on the Netaji statue will not be “true homage to the great son of the country”.
“As I have said before, either one should oppose Netaji or accept and practice his ideology of secularism and inclusivity true to its spirit. Let the hypocrisy over Netaji by all political parties come to an end,” he said.
While the family members will stay away from the RSS program, the non- BJP parties in the state have started questioning the intention behind RSS arranging the Netaji homage, that too in Kolkata.