Kejriwal hails Mamata for releasing files on Netaji
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday congratulated his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee for making public files on freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
“This is unbelievable. I congratulate Mamata di for bringing it out in <g data-gr-id="17">public</g> domain,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Sixty-four documents on the disappearance of Bose with the West Bengal government were made public on Friday.
The files contain letters supporting the theory that Subhas Chandra Bose was alive after 1945 and that his family was snooped upon. “There are certain letters where many have said that he was alive after 1945,” Banerjee has said.
<g data-gr-id="14">An August</g> 22, 1945, Tokyo Radio had announced the “death” of Bose in an air crash in Formosa (now Taiwan) on August 18, 1945, en route Japan.
But the crash theory has been rejected by scores of his followers and admirers and claims of the revolutionary leader resurfacing continue to intrigue and divide Indians over the years.