Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former home secretary RK Singh on Thursday said that it would have been better if West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would have consulted the Centre or Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) before taking decision to declassify freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose's files.

'It would have been better if Mamata Banerjee would have consulted with the Central Government and Ministry of External Affairs,' RK Singh told ANI. Another BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh, however, welcomed the decision and said that Netaji's life must be demystified.

File pic of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Meanwhile, Abhijit Roy, relative of Subhash Chandra Bose said that this step by the West Bengal Government would provide vigour and vitality to their struggle. 'We are happy that the West Bengal Government and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee have taken a decision release the 64 classified files... We have been demanding this particular declassification issue from 2012,' said Abhijit Roy.

Mamata Banerjee on Friday had earlier announced that her government would be declassifying 64 files related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. "All 64 files concerning Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be put in public domain next Friday,' she said.