Congress takes down tweet on RTI Act after activist’s jibe

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The Twitter deal with of the Madhya Pradesh Congress on Wednesday took down a tweet towards the modification to the Right to Information (RTI) Act, minutes after an activist replied to it claiming that the Act’s implementation was in shambles within the State.

Around 9 p.m., the deal with tweeted that it didn’t settle for the modification to the Act. It learn: “People have protested against the amendment. Under Modi’s rule, people are neither safe nor is there democracy.”

Replying to the tweet whereas tagging the handles of the Chief Minister and occasion chief Rahul Gandhi, Bhopal-based RTI activist Ajay Dubey tweeted: “The Kamal Nath government in the past seven months has trampled upon the right to information. If the government is honest, it should appoint public information officers in the Chief Minister’s and Chief Secretary’s office, apply the Act to the Lokayukta police and accept RTI applications online.”

On July 23, the Right to Information (Amendment) BIll, 2019, was handed within the Lok Sabha, bringing in modifications involving tenures and salaries of Information Commissioners on the States and the Centre.

Accusing the Centre of making an attempt to subvert the “historic Act,” Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) chairperson Sonia Gandhi had stated it was making an attempt to disempower residents.