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Forward Bloc demands SIT to probe Netaji's disappearance

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

All Forward Bloc today demanded formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) by the Central to probe into the mystery behind the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, who had founded the left party.

In a statement on the concluding day of its 3-day National Workshop here, the Forward Bloc said the should also take steps to declassify all the files related to Netaji, INA and Azad Hind

The party also demanded that the Union accept the M K Mukherjee Commission report, which enquired into the disappearance of Netaji and claimed that the freedom fighter did not die in alleged plane crash in 1945.

The Forward Bloc said the party will launch a special campaign to press this demand from August 18 onwards.

A host of programmes and campaigns planned to be launched by Forward Bloc were announced by party General Secretary and former MP Debabrata Biswas at the end of the three days National workshop.

The Workshop also resolved to launch a nationwide campaign to "Save India-Change India" as Forward Bloc claimed that democracy and secular fabric of the nation are under serious threat under the BJP-led NDA

The party will mobilise workers, peasants, youth, students, women and the marginalised people to wage a relentless mass action across the country from August 15 to December 31, 2017 as part of the campaign, the statement said.

Forward Bloc will also organise a special campaign to celebrate the 75th anniversary of 'Quit Movement'. The party units across the country will organise, rallies, public meetings and seminars till October 21.

The year 2018 will be the 75th anniversary of Azad Hind Sarkar established by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Singapore in 1943. The Forward Bloc will celebrate its Platinum Jubilee throughout the year. The campaign will start from October 21, 2018 and culminate on October 21, 2019.

The statement further said that Forward Bloc will launch a nationwide movement to protect democracy, sovereignty, secularism and socialist character of the constitution from August 15 to December 31, 2017.

With a slogan of "Save India-Change India", the Party will launch a nationwide programme to raise the issues relating to the farmers, workers, youth, students and marginalised people.

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 21:32 IST