Netaji files with Centre to be made public: WB BJP chief

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Kolkata, Sept 22: The Centre will declassify the files on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose lying with it and is only taking time to do it because they have links to several nations, according to West Bengal BJP president Rahul Sinha.

"The files related to Netaji are related to several nations and that is why the Centre is taking time to declassify them. But the files will be made public," Sinha told reporters here.

Centre will declassify Netaji files: BJP

Sinha, however, had a dig at the ruling Trinamool Congress for "indirectly doing politics" over declassification of the state government's own Netaji files and "it is their ploy to win next year's Assembly elections by riding on the emotions linked with the great leader".

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He asserted that if those files were declassified "nothing will happen to the BJP, but both the Congress and the communists will be embarrassed".

He said the Centre's eventual release of Netaji files to the public "will disappoint the Trinamool Congress."

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday had stated that the decision on Netaji files lying with the Centre would be made soon.

After declassification of 64 files by the West Bengal government, Mamata Banerjee had demanded that the Centre follow suit. She reiterated the demand during the day in the state Assembly.


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