New Delhi. Historian Ram Buha has confirmed that Jawaharlal Nehru had snooped on Netaji Subash Chandra Bose. While this could be shocking that such a statement comes from an ardent Nehru fan, he reveals that Nehru was snooping on Netaji to write a biography of the latter.
We met Ram Buha at a book launch, where he was explaining to the audience about the glory days of India, when Nehru was its leader. After the speech, we pulled him to a corner and asked his opinions on the recent ‘declassified Netaji files’.
He said, “I was about to talk about this in my speech, but I didn’t have time. Good that you guys asked it. Yes! Nehru was snooping on Subhash Chandra Bose.”
We were completely taken aback with his admission. Taking us out of shock, he continued, “Actually, Nehru was too bored of being a Prime Minister. He could not take some time off to plan the future of country like his great grandson. RSS was forcing him to remain in India and it took a toll on him. So, he wanted to write a book to let his mind relax and so thought about an biography on Subash Chandra Bose. It was then, he commissioned IB to snoop on Bose and get more details about him. How good a biography will be without sharing letters of the person? For that purpose, he intercepted letters flying between kith & kin of Bose. What is wrong in this? Can’t a person have a liberty to write a book?”
When asked about that book, he said, “Nehru would have completed it, if not for the birth of Modi. Modi was born by the time he completed the first chapter and he had to worry about fighting the rising fascism in India. Poor Nehru was unable to make a book on Bose. But, nevertheless, he kept on collecting information about Bose, so that someone from his family can later write.”
“Actually, Rahul has gone to an undisclosed location to finish writing that book. He will come back with that Bose biography next week probably. Infact, the leak of declassified files also happened due to the efforts of Rahulji. He took files from IB and while trying to put it back, entered into the wrong room, which happened to be National Archives room. Thus, it became declassified by accident,” Buha revealed.