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Left opposed to RTI changes

Posted by rtiact2005 on August 15, 2006

Left opposed to RTI changes

NDTV Correspondent

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Monday, August 14, 2006 (New Delhi):

The UPA government’s attempt to keep file notings out of the Right to Information Act is facing stiff opposition from the Left and the Right.

“We will tell the government not to bring it but despite our opposition if the government goes ahead and decides to bring it we will ensure that it goes to a parliamentary committee that examines it,” said AB Bardhan, General Secretary of the CPI.

The Left has also officially communicated its stand to the government and the Prime Minister has called a meeting on the 17th to explain to the Left leaders.

“The Congress party trusts that the government will not dilute but strengthen the act,” said General Secretary, AICCI, Satyavarat Chaturvedi.

“We will accept no dilutions, the government cannot do this,” said BJP chief whip Vijay Kumar Malhotra.

The Central Information Commission has initiated contempt proceedings against the Department of Personnel saying it has not deleted from its website the information that file notings are exempt from the Right to Information Act.

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