Roy’s new nationalist party to demand de-classification of Bose’s secret files

A nationalist party, founded by the erstwhile Trinamool Congress leader  and ex-Union Railways Minister Mukul Roy, will make declassification of secret files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose their launch event and probably their Assembly election plank in 2016.

A committee chaired by retired international relations professor of Jadavpur University and Russian language expert Purabi Roy has been formed to hold the first public seminar on Netaji onDecember 5 in Kolkata. 

“Major Gen G D Bakshi, Prabir Chakraborty, an expert on Bose and now researching INA battles in india, Sunil Shastri—Lal Bahadur Shastri’s son, have confirmed their participation in the seminar. We are also trying to rope in veteran politicians like Subramanian Swamy and Najma Heptullah for the seminar,” Purabi Roy told Millennium Post.

The name of the party hasn’t been finalised yet but it is definitely going to be a demand platform for making secret files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose public. 

Interestingly, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently assured Netaji’s family in New Delhi that the declassification of files on Bose under the Central Government would begin on and from Jan 23, 2016, Netaji’s birth anniversary. 

The Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj has also urged the Russian government to reveal classified information on Netaji. 

Many researchers believe that Bose went to Russia from Japan after the official year of his death, 1945.

The Mamata Banerjee Government in West Bengal has already declassified 64 files on Bose in its custody.
Nandini Guha

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