Subhas Chandra Bose's political views
were in support of complete freedom for India
at the earliest, whereas most of the Congress Committee wanted it in phases, through a Dominion status..Itihas
.sify.com. URL accessed on 7 April 2006Even though Bose and Gandhi
had differing ideologies, the latter called Bose the "Prince among the Patriots"
in 1942. Bose admired Gandhi, recognising his importance as a symbol of Indian Nationalism; he called him "The Father of Our Nation" in a radio broadcast from Rangoon in 1944, in which he stated that "I am convinced that if we do desire freedom we must be prepared to wade through blood", "Father of Our Nation" (Address to Mahatma Gandhi over the Rangoon Radio on 6th July 1944) The Essential Writings of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
Edited by Sisir K Bose & Sugata Bose (Delhi: Oxford University Press) 1997 pp301-2 a statement somewhat at odds with Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence. Thus, although they shared the goal of an Independent India, by 1939 the two had become divided over the strategy which should be used to achieve Indian Independence, and to some degree the form which the post-Independence state should take: Gandhi was hostile to industrialisation
, whilst Bose saw it as the only route to making India strong and self-sufficient (in this he may have been influenced, like many other Indian intellectuals of the time, by reports of the success of... Read More