Netaji, far right, with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (far left) and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (centre).
Bose with Gandhi. Seated far right of the picture is Sardar.
“Bose was a great believer in socialist planning, whereas Patel was more sympathetic to private enterprise. Bose was also far more committed to Hindu-Muslim harmony than Patel.”
“Sardar Patel was perhaps the only great national leader who took such a keen interest in the relief and rehabilitation of INA personnel. For him patriotism and sacrifice in the cause of the country, irrespective of differences on principles with individuals, deserved the highest recognition.”