Lal Bahadur Shastri’s son demands declassification of files relating to his father

Saturday, Sep 26, 2015,17:56 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Amid the raging debate over declassification of files on freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose, former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s family today demanded that Prime Minister’s Office declassify the files relating to him too.
‘Government must declassify the files relating to the former prime minister, a demand which Shastri’s family has been making for a long time,’ Anil Shastri, son of the former prime minister who died in Tashkent in 1965, told UNI.
Mr Shastri said people wrote to the PMO during Congress-led UPA 2 regime seeking declassification of the files, but government rejected it saying it could impact foreign relations and be a threat to internal security.
‘My father died on 11th January and was cremated the very next day. No post-mortem or autopsy was done. We were not taken into confidence as my mother was also in a state of shock,’ Mr Shastri said.
Mr Shastri claimed that former PM’s body turned blue after death and developed white patches all over.
However, he refused to comment on senior Congress Sandeep Dikshit, who questioned silence of Shastri’s family and asked why family didn’t come out in 45 years.