Government diluting RTI to help corrupt steal: Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi (File Photo/IANS)

New Delhi:  Two days after the Rajya Sabha passed a bill to amend the Right to Information Act, outgoing Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a swipe at the BJP-led NDA government, saying it was diluting the Act to help the corrupt steal.

“Government is diluting RTI in order to help the corrupt steal from India. Strange that the normally vociferous anti-corruption crowd has suddenly disappeared,” Gandhi tweeted.

His remarks came two days after the government passed the RTI Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday amid strong protests from the opposition parties.

The Bill to amend the RTI Act was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Congress Parliamentary Party chairperson Sonia Gandhi has also slammed the government saying the Central government sees RTI as a nuisance and wants to destroy the status of the Central Information Commission which was put on par with the Central Vigilance Commission and the Central Election Commission.

Published on: July 27, 2019 at 22:37 IST

IANS

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