In a significant political development, Chandra Kumar Bose, the grandnephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, has tendered his resignation from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Bose’s decision to step down from his primary membership of the party stems from what he cites as a misalignment between his principles and the party’s direction.
The timing of Bose’s departure is notable, as it coincides with the 134th birth anniversary of his grandfather, Sarat Chandra Bose, who played a pivotal role alongside Netaji in the struggle for India’s independence. Bose emphasizes the inclusive and secular ideals cherished by the Bose Brothers, emphasizing the need for unity among all communities in India.
When Bose initially joined the BJP in 2016, it was under the banner of promoting the inclusive ideology upheld by the Bose Brothers. His aim was to propagate this ideology nationwide while working within the BJP framework. Additionally, there was a plan to establish an Azad Hind Morcha within the BJP, with the goal of furthering Netaji’s vision of a united Bharatiya society, transcending religious, caste, and creed differences.
Regrettably, Bose expresses his disappointment at the lack of support from the BJP, both at the central and state levels in West Bengal, for his endeavors to promote these noble objectives. He had proposed a detailed Bengal Strategy to engage with the people of West Bengal, but his suggestions went unheeded.
Given these unfavorable circumstances, Bose has taken the difficult decision to part ways with the BJP, stating that he can no longer, in good conscience, remain a member of the party.
This move by Chandra Kumar Bose raises questions about the ideological dynamics within the BJP and the challenges faced by those who seek to uphold inclusive and secular values within the political landscape of India. It remains to be seen how this resignation will impact the political scenario in West Bengal and beyond.