Netaji Was Ignored To Glorify Just One Family: PM Modi At 75th Anniversary Of Azad Hind Government

| October 21 , 2018 , 11:56 IST

In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hoisted the national flag at the Red Fort to mark the 75th anniversary of the proclamation of Azad Hind Sarkar.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the gathering said, “Netaji had promised an India where everyone has equal rights&equal opportunities. He had promised a prosperous nation which was proud of its traditions, development in all areas. He had promised to uproot 'divide & rule'. Even after so many years those dreams remain unfulfilled.”

"We reached Swaraj after countless sacrifices. Netaji said we have to achieve independence through guns and blood. He said after we achieve independence, we will need a robust defence force, today I am proud to announce that this dream of a strong defence force has been realised," PM Modi added.

PM Narendra Modi said, “In last 4 yrs, several measures were taken to strengthen the defence. Best technologies were brought to the defence. This govt has strength to make big&tough decisions, it'll continue. Be it surgical strike or making the files of Netaji public, decision was taken by our government.”

Launching an attack on the Congress Party, PM Modi said, “Just to glorify one family, an attempt was made to ignore Netaji.”

"While the Congress neglected the likes of Bhim Rao Ambedkar, Bose and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the BJP believed in remembering everybody who contributed to nation-building," PM Modi said.

The Azad Hind Fauz was a part of the freedom movement, originating in 1940s outside India with a purpose of allying with Axis powers to free India from British rule. The existence of the Azad Hind Government gave a greater legitimacy to the independence struggle against the British.