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Mamata makes cabinet papers on Netaji public

Mamata makes cabinet papers on Netaji public
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After the declassification of files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the West Bengal government on Monday made public the cabinet papers on Netaji and allied subjects from 1938 to 1947.

After the declassification of files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the West Bengal government on Monday made public the cabinet papers on Netaji and allied subjects from 1938 to 1947.

“Those papers may have been confidential in pre-independent India but today there is a need to bring them into public domain. That is why we made them public,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat.
She also released a CD containing information about those papers of 401 cabinet meetings during that period which had witnessed among other events ‘Quit India’ movement, the great ‘Bengal Famine’ and Partition of Bengal.
The government had declassified 64 Netaji files earlier this month. She said that those papers would be available at the state archive, state information centre and state central library for the public, researchers, historians and students.
The work for digitisation of the files started in 2013, she said adding that currently work is going on to digitise cabinet papers of the next 10 years after 1947.
Meanwhile, welcoming the release of cabinet papers his family and researchers on Monday said the WB government might have some more secret files in its possession, a contention denied by the Kolkata Police.
“This is a very bold step and the family is very happy with her (Mamata Banerjee) decision. She is proving that her government is a transparent one,” Netaji’s grand-nephew Chandra Bose said.
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