Diluting RTI: AAP to demonstrate in Bangalore today

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Bangalore, Aug 2: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which recently launched its Karnataka unit, will organise a demonstration on Saturday, whereby it will appeal to all political parties to refrain from diluting the RTI provision in the forthcoming monsoon session of the Parliament. The demonstration will be held at Town Hall here from 5 pm onwards.

The AAP has been conducting informal surveys to see whether the people of India would like implementation of the recent Supreme Court order barring persons convicted of serious crimes by a court from contesting elections or even if there are appeals at higher courts and that politcal parties should come under the ambit of RTI as per the recent Central Information Commission (CIC) order. The party said that people were in favour of implementation of the above two measures.

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On Thursday, the Cabinet cleared the proposal to keep political parties outside the ambit of the RTI, as against the order of the Central Information Commission. The AAP urged all political parties to rise above self interests and implement suitable reforms to protect the democracy in our country.

On Friday, the AAP also invited suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal to join the party.

AAP leader Anjali Damania and other volunteers detained

Anjali Damania and 500 volunteers of the AAP were detained by the ACP of Goregaon police station on SV Road near Cinemax. They were protesting for 'Ghar Ka Haq' campaign for people in transit camp in Mumbai.

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