Government of any denomination’s crackdown on facts is a direct affront to a vibrant democracy, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said and attacked the government of Central and West Bengal for “denying RTI law to hide the truth “.
“The repression of the facts by the government of any denomination is a direct affront to a dynamic democracy. The Union government has denied the RTI law to hide the truth. Even the government of the state of West Bengal is also fervently imitating the path of the Union government by denying rights to ordinary men, ”tweeted the head of Congress.
“Charity should start with us. I ask the state government to release a white paper on the COVID-19 pandemic situation that could be a precursor to transparency. Please do the same with regard to this historic day. “, he added.
“The International Day for Universal Access to Information is celebrated today. I think the historic RTI legislation designed and passed under the UPA regime in India could be recognized as a tribute to the essence of this day. ” Adhir Added Ranjan Chowdhury.
The Right to Information Act (RTI) was passed by Parliament in 2005. It replaced the old 2002 Freedom of Information Act. Under this law, any citizen of the country has the right to request any information from a public authority.