The prime minister said that it does not befit the nation to still keep files about Netaji secret. He blamed the bureaucracy for turning down the Right to Information (RTI) appeals in this matter citing several reasons that do not make any sense today. Modi said he believes in transparency and will continue to show respect to national heros like “Subhas babu”. No doubt his decisions will create uneasiness among the bureaucrats, but his hinting that the bureaucracy dictates things in a democracy must be looked at with the seriousness it deserves.
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