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PM Modi pays homage to Netaji Bose on his 120 birth anniversary, makes classified files available on website

Remembering Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 120th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the great revolutionary freedom fighter and used the occasion to make classified files related to him available on internet.
India TV Politics Desk New Delhi January 23, 2017 9:52 IST
India TV Politics Desk

Remembering Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 120th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the great revolutionary freedom fighter and used the occasion to make classified files related to him available on internet.

In a series of tweets, PM Modi said: “I salute Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary. His valour played a major role in freeing India from colonialism.”

“Files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose are available on netajipapers.gov.in,” Modi tweeted.

The first lot of 100 files relating to Bose were put in the public domain by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 23 January last year, on the occasion of the 119th birth anniversary of Netaji.

In June 2016, the Central government had released another batch of declassified files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on portal www.netajipapers.gov.in.

The files included report of Justice Mukherjee Commission of Inquiry on the alleged disappearance of Bose and Action Taken Report of 2006.

The new batch of files consisted among others files containing photographs of interior view of Renkoji Temple showing how Netaji's ashes are kept, Russia Parliament question on Netaji and letter from Amiya Nath Bose to Pt Jawaharlal Nehru regarding conversion of Netaji's house into National museum and disposal of properties of Indian National army.

The government had earlier released four files including on 27 May from the Prime Minister’s Office, from the Ministry of Home Affairs, and also from the Ministry of External Affairs pertaining to the period 1968 to 2008.

Meanwhile, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee also paid her tributes to Netaji on Twitter.