Cong, Political Parties come under RTI, not Robert Vadra

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New Delhi, June 12: Robert Vadra seems to have been enjoying the benefits of being the son-in-law of Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) reportedly refused to divulge information relating to the land deals involving Vadra and realty giant DLF.

Overruling the request to disclose information regarding the land deal, the PMO reportedly said that information on Vadra land deal is confidential. It was reported that an RTI activist sought information on the land deal involving Vadra and DLF.

Recently, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has ruled that the political parties come under the purview of section 2(h) of the Right to Information or RTI Act.

Robert Vadra

With this ruling, now citizens can seek information about the political parties in the form of written records that could include details about their funding, expenditure and even selection of poll candidates.

The CIC ruling pertains to six parties-- Congress, BJP, CPI-M, CPI, NCP and BSP--to whom RTI queries were directed. However, the recent statement of the PMO on Vadra shocked many.

It seems that while political parties can come under RTI purview, the son-in-law of the Gandhis is beyond everything. Vadra and his tainted land deals were under scanner for a long time.

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