NRIs based in the UK have launched a global awareness campaign to gather public opinion in favour of declassifying files related to the death of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, saying Indians have a right to know the truth.
Freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew, Chandra Kumar Bose on Saturday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attitude towards declassification of Netaji's files and said that the latter has promised him to deal with the issue jointly.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grand-nephew Chandra Bose on Wednesday said his family was still waiting for West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to create a precedence by declassifying files held by the state government.
The Narendra Modi formed a high-level committee to decide whether to declassify the documents related to disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.Will the mystery behind the disappearance of Subhash Chandra Bose be solved?
Angry and shocked over the alleged snooping on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose' family by successive Congress governments, concerned citizens here termed it a "national shame" and demanded to know the truth that is purportedly buried in secret government files.
The Narendra Modi government has formed a high-level committee to decide whether to declassify the documents related to mysterious disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, reports said on Wednesday.
Amid a row over reported snooping of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's family decades back, his grand nephew met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here and claimed to have got an assurance that his demand for declassification of all secret files related to the freedom fighter would be looked into.
Files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose lying with West Bengal Intelligence Bureau were handed over in 2011-12 to National Archives Department, which made them available to public for research in December last year.
Launching a scathing attack on Gandhi and Nehru, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy said in a Tweet that they saw the revolutionary leader Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as threat to their positions.
Congress on Friday saw a "sinister propaganda of selective leaks and half truths" behind reports that the Jawaharlal Nehru government had snooped on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's family members even as it demanded that the government also declassify the files on RSS.