Netaji files: Modi hijacks myth of Subhash Chandra Bose from TMC and Mamata has only herself to blame
If Mamata Banerjee hadn't declassified West Bengal's files on Netaji in 2015, the Centre may not have been able to try to appropriate Bengal's hero.
A fresh tranche of the Netaji files is out and there are no smoking guns yet. Several conspiracy theories, tell-tale ‘revelations’ and three enquiry commissions later we stand exactly where we were decades ago on the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose disappearance mystery. Those who have been secretly hoping that the files would directly indict Jawaharlal Nehru have been left disappointed so far.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose died in an air crash in Taipei on August 18, 1945, a Union Cabinet note 50 years later said amidst the raging controversy over the INA chief’s mysterious disappearance.
The Congress smells conspiracy in the declassification of the files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. It has raised doubts on government’s intention behind the declassification.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today accused BJP of trying to create conflict between different ideologies by riding on the declassification of files related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today released digital copies of 100 declassified files related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at the National Archives of India (NAI). Even the Congress calls the Modi government move a "mischievous political campaign".
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday wondered why no DNA test was done to determine if the ashes kept at a temple in Japan after the purported 1945 air crash were of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday made public digital copies of 100 secret files relating to Subhash Chandra Bose on his 119th birth anniversary, which could throw some light on the controversy over his death.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the digital copies of 100 files related to Subhash Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was cremated in Taihoku, Japanese name for Taipei, as the coffin was too long to be put in plane bound for Tokyo.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the late Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's family members in New Delhi on Wednesday.
The UK has sought more time to decide whether to declassify the secret files in its possession on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, his family said on Sunday.
The family members of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Friday pressed for declassification of files on former Prime Minister the late Lal Bhahdur Shastri.
Netaji Subash Chandra Bose was "alive" and "somewhere in Manchuria, China" in 1948, one of his trusted aides, Deb Nath Das, had claimed then, according to the declassified files by the West Bengal government.
"For the last one month a rather strange broadcast is being heard over the radio...The broadcast only says 'Neta Subhas Chandra transmitter...wanted to speak," this was written by Netaji's nephew Amiya Nath Bose in a letter to his brother in 1949 as revealed by one of the secret files on the leader declassified by the West Bengal government.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that 64 files on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose lying with the state's Home Department would be declassified and put in public domain from next Friday.
Congress accused the govt of running a "sinister campaign" against national icons as it dubbed reports of snooping on the family of Netaji as news plants.
The declassified document from National Archives shows the India's Intelligence Bureau (IB) under the Nehru government not only snooped on Netaji Subhas Bose's family but also shared confidential information with British intelligence agency MI5.
Two declassified IB files have reportedly revealed that the government under Jawaharlal Nehru spied on the family of Subhas Chandra Bose.
Amidst the demand for declassification of secret files relating to the disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday rued that he did not got the honours he deserved from "powers that be".