A day after it was revealed that successive Congress governments had snooped on family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose for 20 years after independence, a prominent member of the clan on Saturday said the revolutionary leader’s family would discuss the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.
Chandra Kumar Bose, the grand-nephew of Netaji, told a news agency that he would like to know “why and under what circumstances the privacy of Bose family’s was encroached on”.
The family spokesperson also said that his brother, Surya Bose, who stays in Hamburg, will meet PM Modi in Berlin tomorrow and discuss the issue. The PM is scheduled to visit Germany tomorrow as part of his foreign tour.
Chandra Kumar Bose has already demanded that the Narendra Modi government declassify the secret files related to Netaji and the clan.
“It is shocking. It is not an issue involving merely the family, but the entire nation, because several members of the family from Sarat Chandra Bose to Amiya Nath Bose as also Sisir Kumar Bose were prominent freedom fighters,” said Netaji’s grand-nephew Chandra Kumar Bose on Friday.
Sugato Bose, another grand-nephew of the leader and Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member, said a “great wrong” has been done by snooping on the family.
Reports yesterday claimed that recently declassified files of the Union Home Ministry have revealed that the family of Netaji was placed under intensive surveillance from 1948 to 1968 by the central government.
The country had three Congress prime ministers during these 20 years – Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri and Indira Gandhi.