Howrah: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grand nephew Chandra Kumar Bose on Monday joined the BJP in the presence of party president Amit Shah. Under the leadership of Mr. Shah, BJP is trying to build a strong political base in Bengal.
Chandra Kumar Bose is the grandson of Netaji's elder brother Sarat Chandra Bose.
Shah handed over the BJP flag to Bose at a public rally here amid cries of "Bharat Mata ki Jai".
Fifty-five-year old Chandra Bose, son of Amiya Nath Bose, is the convenor of The Open Platform for Netaji, a forum of family members and historians that has, for decades, campaigned for declassification of files related to the revolutionary leader.
Chandra Kumar Bose who studied Economics at Hendon College, London was also a former Tata Steel employee employee who launched his own human resources consultancy in the year 2000.Today pitched his lot with the Bharatiya Janata Party two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi declassified 100 files related to Netaji on January 23.
(With inputs from: IANS)