On the backfoot after revelations that Jawaharlal Nehru had kept a track of the activities of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s kin, the Congress on Monday indulged in a counter attack with senior leader Digvijaya Singh asking the BJP government to probe the “mysterious” death of Jan Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyay.
“We are equally concerned about Netaji. But we are also concerned over the manner in which Upadhyay’s death happened. BJP should probe that also. The entire country wants to know about the circumstances surrounding his death,” Singh said. Upadhyay was found dead at Mughalsarai railway station in UP on February 11, 1968.
He said the revelations that Nehru snooped on Netaji’s family were a “well-planned conspiracy.” Singh said the IB report on the basis of which such “insinuations” are being made was about an inquiry about a Sadhu in West Bengal about whom somebody had claimed that he was Netaji. “BJP has tried to make an issue out of a non-issue. They said Nehru was snooping on Netaji’s family and this conclusion is based on these documents. These documents have no relevance to Bose,” he said.