August 15, 1947. It is a date that has given each one of us Indians our identity. It was on this day that India got its independence from the clutches of British after a period of 300 long years of bondage. And the courtesy for the same goes to all the freedom fighters and revolutionaries who gave their lives smilingly for freedom – an occasion which many of our revolutionaries just imagined but could not envisaged.
However, whenever anyone talks about independence or freedom, Mahatma Gandhi and Nehru are portrayed as people who gifted us the same. They and the Indian National Congress are regarded as the supreme authority without whom India would have had to be under bondage forever. But how much of it is really true? Do you really think that India needs to owe its independence to Congress, Gandhi and Nehru? Of course not! And the reason is given by none other than Major General GD Bakshi.
In an interview, Major General Bakshi busts the myth of our independence and says that it is not Gandhi but Subhash Chandra Bose, who was the architect of our freedom. It is because of his tactics and prudence that the British were forced to free us from its slavery. Please take a look at the video to know more –
— Rosy (@rose_k01) March 13, 2018
What do you think about Major General Bakshi’s views? Do you really think Gandhi has been the major fulcrum of our independence or the freedom movement? Please share your views with us in the comments section below.