As the government of India declassified files relating to  Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Saturday, Januray 23, a new controversy is now doing the rounds about a supposed letter written allegedly by Jawaharlal Nehru which called Netaji a ‘war criminal’.

The news has resulted in a war of words between the government and the opposition with both the BJP and the Congress fighting it out on all mediums. The Congress has accused the government of misleading the nation by circulating the ‘fake’ letter thus maligning the party.

Here is the ‘letter’:


“It’s a deliberately created controversy to mislead people and try to belittle the great achievements of stalwarts of the Indian freedom struggle,” said senior Congress leader Anand Sharma as per a report by The Times of India. 

Historian Ramachandra Guha has outright rejected the letter’s authenticity and has called it fake.

The controversy will continue as yet another political slug-fest between the parties. However, twitterati is having a gala time. Here are some of the reactions:

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