Himanta defends Kangana’s remark on Netaji as independent India’s first PM

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday defended actor-turned-politician and BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate Kangana Ranaut’s assertion that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was the first Prime Minister of the country.

Sarma said Netaji had established the Azad Hind government four years before Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had become the Prime Minister which was recognised by nine countries.

‘To those mocking @KanganaTeam – On 21 October 1943, Netaji established the Azad Hind Govt, of which he was the head, nearly 4 years before Pt Nehru took oath as Prime Minister following transfer of power’, the Chief Minister posted on ‘X’.

‘Nine countries recognised the Azad Hind Govt as the legitimate Government of India. This subconscious urge to interpret history on the lines of colonialists is called ‘Ghulami ki Mansikta'”, he added.

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