PM to meet Bose’s family, kin to seek release of all Netaji files
Bose’s family members said they will seek <g data-gr-id="47" style="color: #3b3b3b; font-size: 11px;">release</g> of all Netaji files in <g data-gr-id="48" style="color: #3b3b3b; font-size: 11px;">possession</g> of the Centre as also with countries like Japan, Russia and China with which the nationalist leader was in touch.
Modi told the nation about the proposed meeting with Bose’s family during his monthly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
“Over 50 members of Subhas babu’s family, from various countries, will be coming...I am happy to
welcome them,” he said.
Describing it as a momentous occasion for him, Modi said the family members of Netaji, perhaps for the first time, would be together visiting the Prime Minister’s residence.
“But the bigger happiness is for me as nobody in the Prime Minister’s residence would have got such a chance earlier as I will be getting in October,” he said, but made no reference to the persistent demands for declassification of Netaji files, including by his close family members as also West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after her government released 64 such files on Friday.
Recalling his meeting with some members of the family in Kolkata in May, Modi said, “I got an opportunity to spend some time with them. That day it was decided that the extended family of Subhas babu will visit the Prime Minister’s residence.... Last week, I got confirmation that over 50 members of Subhas babu are coming to visit the Prime Minister’s residence.”
Meanwhile, Bose’s grand nephew Chandra Bose said in Kolkata that his family will appeal to Modi to write to countries including Russia, Japan, China, America, UK, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia to declassify all Netaji files lying with them.