Rajya Sabha

December 9, 2014

Sukhendu Sekhar Ray Speaks on declassification of files related to Netaji | Transcript

On July 14, 2014, when the Hon’ble Home Minister replying to the issue to destruction of some Government Files, I asked what about the files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra, whether those have been have been destroyed or not. The Hon’ble Minister said “Mujhe nehi lagta hai ki Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose sambandhit koi file nast kiya gaya hai. Lekin humari sarkar ki functioning puri tarah se transparent hai, sari jankari, in writing, aapko upladh karane ke liye taiyyar hai”.

Based on that assurance, I wrote a letter to the Minister of August 4, 2014, reminding him, apart from the assurance given in the House, as the President of the Ruling Party, on January 23, 2014, he publicly announced if BJP comes to power will definitely take steps to unravel the mystery behind Netaji’s disappearance.

Thereafter, my letter was acknowledged by the Hon’ble Minister on August 22, 2014, saying that the matter is being examined. Typical bureaucratic reply. Based on that assurance, I sent another reminder, on October 21, 2014, but till date whether the matter has been examined, what is the outcome of the examination, nothing is known to us.

Sabha ko bhi kuch jankari nehi di gayi, halaki adarniye Griha Mantriji ne yeh assurance diya tha, jankari denge. So through you, Sir, I would request the Hon’ble Home Minister and the Leader of the House, to convey decision of the Government regarding declassification of all files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

70 saal beet chuka hai. Abhi tak sarkar kyun usko goponiya rakhta hai, dusro neta ki bare me sare dastabez, dalil, abhilekha ghar me bheja gaya. Humari mang hai ki Netaji Subhas Bose ke sare file National Archive me bheja jaye.

The Nation has the right to know what happened to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and why Government is suppressing all these facts.