Govt to form panel to study Netaji files?

Family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose have suggested setting up of a committee to study the files that were declassified on Saturday and inform the public about the various landmarks in his life.

New Delhi: Family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose have suggested setting up of a committee to study the files that were declassified on Saturday and inform the public about the various landmarks in his life.

"Elated ovr declassification of files, relatives suggested a committee 2 study files & inform anxious public abt landmarks of life of Netaji (sic)," Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu posted on Twitter today.

 

The Centre made public digital copies of 100 secret files relating to Bose on his 119th birth anniversary.

Naidu was among a galaxy of leaders who paid floral tributes to Netaji at a function to mark his birth anniversary in Parliament's Central Hall.

The Union Minister also hosted the relatives of Netaji over breakfast.

 

"Took them around Central Hall after hosting them over breakfast," Naidu tweeted, expressing delight over his interaction with 26 members of Bose's family.

"Today is a historic day with PM (Narendra) Modi releasing 100 digital files relating to Netaji Bose. Grateful to PM for the initiative of declassifying Netaji files," Naidu said.

The files were declassified and put on digital display at the National Archives of India (NAI) here by Modi, who pressed a button in the presence of Bose's family members and Union Ministers Mahesh Sharma and Babul Supriyo.

 

In October last year, the Prime Minister had met the family members of Netaji and announced that the government would declassify the files relating to the leader whose disappearance 70 years ago remains a mystery. 

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