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Left welcomes declassification of Netaji files


Kolkata: West Bengal Left Front Chairman Biman Bose today welcomed the move by the state government to declassify 64 files relating to Subhas Chandra Bose. “We welcome the move that the state has declassified the 64 Netaji files. We would request the Centre too to declassify the files it has. We want the truth about Netaji to come out,” Bose said.

When asked why didn’t the Left Front declassify it during its 34 year rule, Bose said,”I don’t know, so I can’t comment on it,”. Sixty four files running into nearly 13,000 pages relating to Netaji were declassified yesterday. The files were displayed in glass cases in Kolkata Police Museum here and would be made accessible to the public from Monday. Of the 64 files, 55 were with Kolkata Police while another nine were with the state police.