September 11, 2015
WB Govt to bring files related to Netaji in public domain: WB CM
West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee today announced that the State Government has decided to bring 64 files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in public domain.
The files will be on display for the public at Kolkata Police Archives from September 18, 2015 (next Friday). “The files available with the State Government would be available for the public in a systematic manner,” WB CM said.
While addressing a press conference at Nabanna, the Chief Minister said that she believed in transparency and accountability. “People must know about Netaji. He was a national icon,” she said.
Stating that Netaji lived in Kolkata and that his roots belong to Bengal, WB CM maintained it is only appropriate that the people get to know all the facts about him.
“We know Netaji’s date of birth. We have no idea about his death. People deserve to know about his last days”, she said.
“We will slowly undertake the process of digitisation of all files from 1937-1947,” the Chief Minister added.