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Netaji?s nephew wants Parliament debate

"There should not only be a full day discussion in both the Houses of Parliament, but also voting on it (the report)," Netaji's nephew Subrata Bose said.

india Updated: Jun 19, 2006 00:36 IST

Welcoming the report of Justice Mukherjee Commission of Inquiry on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, a close relative of the leader on Sunday criticised Centre's rejection of the report and demanded discussion on the issue in Parliament.

"There should not only be a full day discussion in both the Houses of Parliament, but also voting on it (the report)," Netaji's nephew Subrata Bose, MP, told a citizens convention in Chandigarh.

He said since the Government could not properly present its view before the Commission or it had nothing to present before the commission it should accept the findings of the report.

Bose said he would raise the issue in the Monsoon session of the Parliament.

He claimed successive governments at the Centre since independence had been trying to "suppress the facts and truth" about Netaji.

"Many vital informations are still lying in the archives of many foreign countries and also with the Centre," he said.

The Justice MK Mukherjee Commission was set up by the Government in 1999 to inquire into all the facts and circumstances related to the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in 1945.

The Commission's findings were tabled in the Parliament in the last session. However, the UPA government had rejected the Commission report saying it was not acceptable to it.

Bose said during his visit to Taiwan, Japan, Russia and England, he came across such facts which convinced him that no air crash took place.

"Netaji did not die in alleged air crash. There is a conspiracy at the highest level to suppress truth about Netaji," he claimed.

He also alleged that neither the NDA government nor the UPA government extended any cooperation to the Commission in the performance of its duties.

"In spite of repeated requests and reminders the Government did not make available many important documents to the Commission," he said adding "in fact government lied on the issue".

First Published: Jun 19, 2006 00:22 IST