Kolkata: Chandra Kumar Bose, the grandnephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, resigned from BJP on Wednesday.
He had joined the saffron party in 2016. He contested the 2016 assembly polls and the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on BJP ticket.
“When I joined BJP I was promised that I would be allowed to propagate the inclusive ideology of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Sarat Chandra Bose. But nothing of that sort happened,” he alleged after resigning from the party.
“My discussions (with BJP) then centered on the inclusive ideology of the Bose Brothers (Netaji and his elder brother Sarat Chandra Bose, also a freedom fighter). My understanding, both then and later, had been that I would propagate this ideology across the country on the BJP Platform. It was also decided to form an Azad Hind Morcha within the framework of BJP with the primary objective to propagate Netaj’s ideology of uniting all communities as Bharatiyas, irrespective of religion, caste and creed,” he said in his resignation letter to BJP national president J P Nadda.
Chandra Bose opposed the CAA in 2019, going against the party line.