Kolkata, April 14:
Descendants of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, who have been campaigning for declassification of 100-odd secret files on the nationalist leader, on Tuesday exuded confidence after getting an assurance from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue.
A day after Netaji’s grand nephew, Surya Kumar Bose, met the visiting Modi in Berlin, a section of the Bose family exuded confidence that their campaign would bear fruit.
“The prime minister gave Surya a patient hearing for more than 40 minutes. Besides looking into the snooping controversy, he has also assured that he will take positive steps towards declassification of the secret files on Netaji,” said Surya Bose’s brother and family spokesperson Chandra Kumar Bose.
“The prime minister has assured of rectifying the distorted history concerning Netaji,” added Bose.
A section of the Bose family and Netaji enthusiasts during the day took out a rally in the city condemning the alleged snooping on family members of the revolutionary leader by successive Congress governments. (IANS)