Prime Minister Narendra Modi, As per his promise, on Saturday made public digital copies of 100 secret files relating to Subhash Chandra Bose on his 119th birth anniversary.
These files will surely help to solve the mystery over Netaji death.
The files were declassified and put on digital display at the National Archives of India (NAI) here by the Prime Minister. Union ministers Mahesh Sharma, Babul Supriyo and family members of Netaji were present on this occasion.
Spokesperson of the Bose family and grand-nephew of Subhash Chandra Bose expressed his happiness and said “we welcome this step by Prime Minister wholeheartedly. This is a day of transparency in India.”
Modi and his Cabinet colleague read declassified files over half an hour.Modi also interacted with members of the Bose family.
The NAI plans to release to the public, every month, digital copies of 25 declassified files.
In October last year, the Prime Minister 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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