Subhas Chandra Bose grand nephew joins BJP: Will this get him a ticket and the party votes in state polls?

Sources in the BJP said that although Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had released Netaji files held by the state about four months earlier, it was the BJP which had thought to rope in Chandra ahead of the polls.

Written by Arshad Ali | Howrah | Updated: January 25, 2016 8:31 pm
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Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi declassified the first set of 100 files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Delhi, Netaji’s grand nephew Chandra Kumar Bose formally joined the BJP on Monday at a rally in Howrah district of West Bengal where party national President Amit Shah addressed a gathering. This comes a day after Shah was appointed president of the party for a three-year term.

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Sources in the BJP said that although Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had released Netaji files held by the state about four months earlier, it was the BJP which had thought to rope in Chandra ahead of the polls. Chandra, in all likelihood will be given an MLA ticket by the BJP. Chandra didn’t admit this but nor did he rule out the possibility. He said that he had joined the party and whether or not he would contest the elections would be for the party leadership to decide.

With Sugata Bose, another grand nephew of Netaji, already an MP of Mamata’s Trinamool Congress, the BJP saw this as an opportunity to cash in on the Bose name too. Sources in the TMC say that Chandra’s joining the BJP will not have an impact on the TMC.

On the sidelines of the BJP event, Chandra, after briefly praising for Mamata releasing Netaji files to the public, said that it was the misrule of the TMC in Bengal that needed to be fought.

Asked if he would campaign against Mamata, someone he has shared the dais with until very recently, he said that his joining the BJP was not against any individual. The political fight was issue-based, he said.

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    Irfan Khan
    Jan 25, 2016 at 5:19 pm
    BJP will become KING MAKER wait and watch
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      Irfan Khan
      Jan 25, 2016 at 5:16 pm
      Well done sir you choose right party TMC, CONGRESS and COMMUNIST are FIT FOR NOTHING we VOTE BJP and we will VOTE ONLY BJP to teach lesson to Bangaldesh s who are troubling and making Muslims community bad name we will JOIN WITH LOCAL HINDUS and teach lesson to TMC and CONGRESS GOONS
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        ams
        Jan 25, 2016 at 9:36 pm
        Well one BJP for fully utilizing this issue for political gains. Bhakton.. ab shutu jao.. our modi ji/feku ji is the greatest evr PM of India.. what a phenomenal move Modi ji.. aap to mahan ho,, balki main to kehta hu aap to purush hi nahi... Wait! Maha purush ho!!!!
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          BharatK
          Jan 25, 2016 at 10:40 pm
          Every citizen of Bharat/India have his/her own dream and will. Netaji Bose's decendents have every right to join politics, as any other Indians. It is their choice which party they work for. My good wishes to Shri Chandra K. Bose.
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            Ana
            Jan 25, 2016 at 9:48 pm
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              PARAG KENKARE
              Jan 25, 2016 at 4:22 pm
              *who wins
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                Pilar Miro
                Jan 27, 2016 at 11:59 pm
                It says this doofus was born in 1950. So, he's as old as Modi, ie 65. He is obviously soaking his head in hair dye like Super Onion Sammy and Java Doubledecker (the environment minister)
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                  Nastik
                  Jan 25, 2016 at 2:48 pm
                  A black blott on the name on subhas Bose. He should be neutral. Every body knows Subhas Bose died in air crash but being in news he is not accepting the truth . Even Bose daughter has accepted that.
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