Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (1897–1945) was an Indian national socialist, and author of Indian Struggle. Bose collaborated with Adolf Hitler in 1941 and with Japan during World War II. Hitler gave him a fascist propaganda radio program, "Radio-Free India".
- Bose was an ally of Hitler and met with him personally in 1942.
- Bose founded the Free India Legion (FIL) made up of troops captured by Nazi Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps.
- The FIL swore an oath to Hitler and was under SS command.
- Bose teamed up with the Japanese in 1943.
- Bose was an admirer of the USSR and sought to implement its authoritarian practices in India.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is popular with contemporary liberals. Vogue magazine wrote a glowing article on him. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, is a supporter who proudly wears apparel depicting his image.
Saikat Chakrabarti authored Ocasio-Cortez's New Green Deal, made public in 2019.