Kolkata: Amid a tussle over Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s legacy between the West Bengal government and the Centre, TMC MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy on Wednesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking to declassify several ‘secrete’ files and a ‘book’ in custody of the Centre that claimed Netaji may have survived the plane crash on August 18, 1945.
Addressing a press conference, Roy said, “The Central governments during the UPA and the NDA rules kept many secret files on Netaji under wraps. They are not making it public. Not the least, there is a book in custody of the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of External Affairs in which it is specifically mentioned (between page numbers 186-191) that Netaji may have survived the plane crash.”
“It is unfortunate that the present NDA government at the Centre is ignorant towards Netaji and for publicity they are celebrating his birth anniversary as ‘Parakram Diwas’. I have written a letter to our Prime Minister and requested him to declassify the file which was kept secret,” he said.