BJP following Cong path in suppressing facts on Netaji: AIFB
The All India Forward Block, a party founded by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, on Monday said ruling BJP is following the same path of Congress in suppressing the facts about the revolutionary leader.
New Delhi: The All India Forward Block, a party founded by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, on Monday said ruling BJP is following the same path of Congress in suppressing the facts about the revolutionary leader.
"The then President of the BJP Rajnath Singh and other BJP leaders had declared during the election campaign that if their party will be voted for power, they will declassify all files related to Netaji and will find out the mystery behind the disappearance of Netaji," Debabrata Biswas, General Secretary, AIFB said in a statement.
He said the current "somersault attitude" of the party regarding the issues related to Netaji is highly "condemnable" and they should apologise for "be-fooling" the people.
"The party urged upon the government to declassify all the documents related to Netaji and constitute a fresh inquiry commission to unearth the mystery behind the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose," he said.
In January, when the Lok Sabha election campaign was at its peak, Rajnath Singh, who is now the Home Minister, during a visit to Cuttack - the birthplace of Netaji - on the occasion of his 117th birth anniversary, had demanded that the UPA government make public the records related to the freedom fighter.
The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in a recent RTI reply accepted that there were 41 files related to Bose, of which two had been declassified, but refused to disclose them taking a position similar to that of the erstwhile Congress-led UPA government.