CHENNAI: Firing yet another salvo at the Narendra Modi government, MDMK leader Vaiko on Tuesday flayed the Centre’s refusal to release documents relating to the last days of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose and urged that they be made public.
To an RTI query, the Centre had stated that there were 41 documents on Netaji and two documents contain secrets that would harm the ties between India and a few countries.
“The attitude of the Centre giving priority to relationship with foreign countries at the cost of hurting the sentiments of its own people is condemnable”, he said, in a statement here.
The MDMK leader pointed out that a majority of the soldiers in Netaji’s Indian National Army belonged to Tamil Nadu and most of the houses in southern districts had a portrait of Netaji.
People of Tamil Nadu were eager to know how the great leader was treated after 18 August 1945. He also threatened to unite like minded people on the issue and organise a protest.
All the reports that emanated after the disappearance of Netaji were mysterious and the personal secretary of the great leader, Baskaran, had asserted that Netaji had not died.
Sharath Chandra Bose, one of the members of the enquiry commission constituted by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1956 had denied that Netaji was dead. The Asiatic Society in Kolkata, in a report released after the collapse of the Soviet Union, says that two documents with the Russian intelligence headquarters in Moscow contained secrets revealed by a few Russian diplomats on Netaji, Vaiko added.