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Mamata should have consulted centre before taking call on declassifying Netaji files: RK Singh

New Delhi/ Kolkata:  Before taking any decision to declassify freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's files West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should have consulted the Centre or Ministry of External Affairs, RK Singh, leader
India TV News Desk September 18, 2015 10:46 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi/ Kolkata:  Before taking any decision to declassify freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's files West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should have consulted the Centre or Ministry of External Affairs, RK Singh, leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and former home secretary, said.

“It would have been better if Mamata Banerjee would have consulted with the Central Government and Ministry of External Affairs,” RK Singh told ANI.

In contrast to R.K.Singh statement against Banerjee, Siddharth Nath Singh, another BJP leader, welcomed the decision of declassifying the files. “Netaji's life must be demystified”, he added.

“This step by the West Bengal Government would provide vigour and vitality to their struggle”, said Abhijit Roy, relative of Subhash Chandra Bose.

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“We are happy that the West Bengal Government and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee have taken a decision release the 64 classified files... We have been demanding this particular declassification issue from 2012,” Abhijit Roy, added.

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Mamata Banerjee had earlier said that her government would be declassifying all the 64 files related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.