THE PROCESS OF DECLASSIFICATION OF NETAJI FILES SHALL BEGIN ON 23RD JANUARY ’2016: PM MODIPosted by; Orissabarta
NEW DELHI (14 Oct '15) After the success of the hard pressed focused campaign put up by a few family members of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, a few researchers and a few social activists the CM of West Bengal declassified 64 Netaji Files on 18 September '15. The same has escalated the pressure on the Govt. of India to declassify nearly 130 files sitting with them since the past 70 odd years. Realizing the pressure and the mood of the nation, PM Modi invited nearly 50 members , 35 from the Bose family & 15 others associated with the declassification of Netaji Files movement.
The meeting began at 5pm as scheduled but overshot the culmination time. No media was allowed to cover the meeting inside 7 RCR. However, the atendees of the same on their way out of the PM's residence spoke to journalists and conveyed that the PM very patiently gave them a good hearing. Chandra Bose the grand nephew of Netaji conveyed to this reporter that the PM is open to the declassification of Netaji files and had assured that the processes of the same shall begin next year on the birth anniversary of Netaji which is 23rd of Jan.
Anuj Dhar noted researcher on Netaji was also a part of the contingent and said that he was very optimistic with the PM's assurance.
THE PROCESS OF DECLASSIFICATION OF NETAJI FILES SHALL BEGIN ON 23RD JANUARY ’2016: PM MODI
Suparno Satpathy the noted socio-political leader of Odisha, a lead member of the declassification of Netaji files movement and the Chairman of SNSMT could not make it to Delhi to be a part of today's meeting with the PM. However, his appeal was isolatedly conveyed to the PM that full transparency should be maintained while declassifing the files with the PMO, unlike what had been witnessed during the declassification of 64 files in Kolkata, where one file out of the 64 declassified files only had its folder and no documents in it. Suparno Satpathy has long being flagging his strong suspicion that the names of a few like Late Biju Patnaik were being protected due to current day political compulsions.
Chitra Bose the niece of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose said that it was an honor for the bose family and associates of the Netaji movement as Narendra Modi was the first PM to invite us & discuss the declassification of Netaji files. She also said that she is extremly impressed with PM Modi.