The files will be available to general society at the state chronicles, state library and the Calcutta Information Center.
“Digitisation of files is one such step taken by us towards Digital India program”, said Banerjee.
Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Monday declassified cabinet papers on great freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and allied issues from 1938 to 1947. “I will hand over a copy of the CD containing digital data of Netaji files to the President of India, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha speaker”, said Banerjee while addressing reporters at Nabanna – state secretariat, before leaving for Delhi. “But we trust that if this comes to the notice of our chief minister, she will release it as she has nothing to lose”, he said.
“Those papers may have been confidential in pre-independent India but today there is a need to bring them into public domain”.
Banerjee would also be meeting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday.
“This is not my demand along, but the whole country wants to know what happened to Netaji”.
When asked about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promise to declassify Netaji files before he was elected PM, she said, “I feel that if you have said something before elections, you must you’re your commitment”.
64 Netaji files were made public by the West Bengal government on September 18, but whether these files will finally unravel the mystery behind the death of Subhash Chandra Bose, remains to be seen. “This is our way of doing it”, Ms Banerjee said.