- Rahul Gandhi said- Those who raised voice against corruption suddenly disappeared
- RTI Act Amendment Bill passed in Rajya Sabha on Thursday
- The opposition, including the Congress, had demanded the bill to be sent to the Select Committee, but their proposal had fallen.
new Delhi. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused the Modi government of undermining the Right to Information Act (RTI Act). Rahul tweeted: The government murdered the RTI Act so that corruption can be promoted in India. Generally, the crowd that raised voice against corruption has suddenly disappeared. This statement of Rahul came when the government had passed the RTI amendment bill on Thursday in the Rajya Sabha amidst a ruckus.
Earlier, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi had accused the central government of breaking the RTI Act. He said that the government wants to end the freedom of information commission by amending the RTI Act. The current central government is breaking the historical RTI Act 2005. This is a matter of debate.
Government is diluting RTI in India Strange that the general vociferous anti-corruption crowd has suddenly disappeared #GovtMurdersRTI
– Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 27, 2019
Votes on rigging
During the dramatic developments in the Rajya Sabha, the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill on Thursday was passed by voice vote. At the same time, it was the stamp of the houses of the parliament. Opposition parties demanding the ballot from the ballot in the election had a walkout in the Rajya Sabha alleging rigging on the RTI bill without electronic voting in electronic form.
Opposition’s proposal was dropped by 117 votes
The opposition was demanding to send RTI amendment bill to the Select Committee of the Parliament. But the opposition had to face defeat on this proposal. The government mobilized the majority in the upper house. The resolution of the opposition fell from 117 votes to 75. There is a dispute over voting panchayats for vote sharing, sharing and collecting by the ministers and BJP members rather than the staff of the house.