Netaji files: BJP trying to create conflict between different ideologies, says Nitish

PM Modi, in his meeting with members of Subhash Chandra Bose family on October 14, last year, had announced that the government would declassify the files and make them accessible to public.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 23, 2016 9:25 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today released digital copies of 100 declassified files related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at the National Archives of India (NAI). Netaji’s family members, who arrived in Delhi for the event, broke down after seeing the files. Today also marks the 119th birth anniversary of the freedom fighter.

The NAI now plans to release digital copies of 25 declassified files on Bose in the public domain every month.

READ | Netaji files: Here is what we know so far

READ | Full coverage: The Netaji Files

Modi, in his meeting with members of Bose family here on October 14, last year, had announced that the government would declassify the files relating to Bose and make them accessible to public.

The first lot of 33 files were declassified by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and handed over to the NAI on December 4, last year.

Subsequently, the Ministries of Home Affairs and External Affairs too initiated the process of declassification of files relating to Bose in their respective collection which were then transferred over to the NAI.

Highlights:

8:30 pm: Right now in the country, there is a sense of division which has often been cultivated along communal lines so much so that the word secularism is often used as a bad word… We are waiting for the day when democracy and liberty would be used as a bad word too: Amartya Sen

7:20 pm: Congress has already said that it would like to see all files to be declassified because attempts are being made to raise a controversy and misguide people of the country through a mischievous political campaign: Anand Sharma

7:10 pm: “This is the first time that Prime Minister of India has taken a move to open the classified files. But these are not the intelligence files. What we need is the intelligence files not only of our country but also of Russia, the UK, the US, Japan to solve the mystery,” Bose’s grandnephew Surya Kumar Bose said.

6:50 pm: “The Japanese have shared with us the information they had regarding Netaji… But, I believe Modi should have spoken to Abe, whether it be in Tokyo or in Delhi, or Varanasi… I don’t think he has spoken to him (Abe) regarding this,” claimed Sugata Bose.

6:35 pm: “I do not know whether Modi has done anything on the Netaji issue. I don’t feel he had spoken to Abe (regarding Netaji’s disappearance). He also did not pay his respect by visiting the Renkoji temple… But, other Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee visited the temple to show their respect,” he said of Modi’s Japan tour last year: Subhash Chandra Bose’s kin and historian Sugata Bose

6:30 pm:

6:00 pm: Krishna also said, “the Japanese government had informed the whole world about the death of Netaji. The Japanese Prime Minister is a friend of our Prime Minister. We urge Narendra Modi to talk to his counterpart in this regard”.

5:00 pm: We are happy. If the files were declassified earlier, there would not have been speculations. Both Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee have done good work (by declassifying Netaji files): Krishna, widow of Netaji’s nephew Sisir Kumar Bose

4:00 pm: The BJP whose leaders had no role in the Independence movement are basically interested in creating ‘conflict’ between different ideologies for political gains: Nitish Kumar

3:20 pm: BJP can’t claim any leader who were on the fore front of the freedom struggle: Anand Sharma.

3:15 pm: We have said from the very beginning that this is a deliberate controversy: Anand Sharma.

PM Narendra Modi at the National Archives during the launch of the digitised files related to Netaji, in New Delhi on January 23, 2016. PM Narendra Modi at the National Archives during the launch of the digitised files related to Netaji, in New Delhi on January 23, 2016.

3:10 pm:

3:00 pm: The way PM has carried this out raises doubts about the intentions of the GoI, nation needs to understand this: Anand Sharma

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With ANI inputs

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    Raghuram
    Jan 23, 2016 at 3:24 pm
    Proud to be TEAM MODI supporter LONG LIVE TEAM BJP Jai sree ram CORRUPT CONGRESS GOONS and PSEUDO SECUALR joker must shut there mouth we are with MODIJI the SUPER PM of ENTIRE INDIA HISTORY
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      Chander Pal
      Jan 23, 2016 at 3:43 pm
      True face of Congi sickular face coming out. They are shameless will find all the sickular arguments since do not have any thing else to say. Another addition to Nehru's bers. He did not deserve to be our prime minister
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        Antinational.lickspittle
        Jan 23, 2016 at 4:39 am
        I have been dropping my tongue like a dog for 68 HOURS for the files. Thank you Modi, for the next few days I have enough to chew.
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          Srividya Jayaraman
          Jan 23, 2016 at 9:49 am
          Dalit has gt nothing to do with this issue. Modiji promised Bose family that they will declified the files about two months ago
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            Ankit kant
            Jan 23, 2016 at 5:06 am
            Jaldi kolo filesko
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              Genocide-1984 by
              Jan 24, 2016 at 3:44 am
              BJP can’t claim any leader who were on the fore front of the freedom struggle: Anand Sharma. Neither can you THIS congr.. you are just the discard being run by an Italian mafia. The original congress was DEAD.. long long long ago.
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                Ashwani Aggarwal
                Jan 23, 2016 at 1:06 pm
                We want Republic Day to be celebrated on 23 rd January ( Netaji 's Birth Annivrasry ). We want that a Azad Hind Ghat be built ( Near Raj Ghat ) in Delhi and Netaji's Ashes are brought to this Azad Hind Ghat.
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                  Anangsen
                  Jan 23, 2016 at 6:27 am
                  This must be bad news for the Nehrus! As it is, we have come to know how Nehru actively plotted against Netaji, hounded him, kept tabs on him!
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                    Indian
                    Jan 23, 2016 at 2:50 pm
                    BJP has not created the history dude..Nitish has gone total mad..
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                      John
                      Jan 23, 2016 at 10:20 pm
                      Karunaka ran bhaiya ull get in trouble if u keep duplicating this msg...coz it'll lead to consolidation of all other vote bases ;)
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                        John
                        Jan 23, 2016 at 10:21 pm
                        Yes...the only ideology that should be followed is that if Sarfaraz miya from JDU..;)
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                          Bijan Mohanty
                          Jan 24, 2016 at 4:20 pm
                          And you are on the top of that list.
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                            Bijan Mohanty
                            Jan 23, 2016 at 5:27 pm
                            Modiji is responding not to the family of Netaji Bose but to his own electoral compulsions.
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                              Bijan Mohanty
                              Jan 23, 2016 at 2:48 pm
                              Pre election stunt by Modi.
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                                Bijan Mohanty
                                Jan 23, 2016 at 5:26 pm
                                We appreciate that. But 2 years have ped since Modi came to power and he remembered about the promise just before West Bengal is going to election. One can easily understand in between the lines.
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                                  bishwajeet mishra
                                  Jan 23, 2016 at 4:01 pm
                                  Now nation wants shastri's files to be disclified.
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                                    Karunakaran
                                    Jan 23, 2016 at 9:53 pm
                                    About 200 million Dalits will be voting against the BJP and the selfie-hunting joker at the next Lok Sabha elections in 2019. BJP was super lucky to receive 31% votes at the last Lok Sabha elections. At the next Lok Sabha election, BJP cannot get more than about 15% of the votes. No Muslim votes. No Dalit votes. No South India votes. No Delhi votes. No Bihar votes. And believe it or not, hardly any Gujarat votes! So get ready for Mr Nitish Kumar to be the next PM.
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                                      Chaitanya Singh
                                      Jan 24, 2016 at 2:02 pm
                                      its look like nitish babu make mahagathbandan of his intelligence also........
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                                        CHANCHAL MAJUMDAR
                                        Jan 23, 2016 at 6:59 pm
                                        ONLY ONE IDEOLOGY IS RIGHT AND THAT WAS AVOIDED IN 1947 BY CONGRESS! SO MAY IDEOLOGIES HAVE GOT OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW (LIKE VIRUS)! NITISH BEING LEADER OF ONE SUCH VIRUS IS AFRAID THAT TRUTH ARE COMING OUT!' IF CONGRESSIS ARE OUSTED DUE TO TREACHERY NITISH TOO HAS TO GO! SO? CARRY ON WITH YR CRIMINAL PARTYMEN TILL PEOPLE THROW INK/ROTTEN EGGS/ ROTTEN THINGS ATE ALL SUCH VIRUS PARTIES!
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                                          Chandranath Ray
                                          Jan 23, 2016 at 7:41 am
                                          Today we all will be knowing about our NETAJI and hope it the truth will be out for Indians
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                                            Sivaraman
                                            Jan 23, 2016 at 4:34 am
                                            In other words " Election commission announces embly elections in West Bangla"
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