Govt diluting RTI Act to help corrupt people steal: Rahul

Govt diluting RTI Act to help corrupt people steal: Rahul
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged on Saturday that the Modi government is "diluting" the RTI Act to "help the corrupt steal from India", days after amendments to the legislation were passed by Parliament amid strong opposition protests.

While the Lok Sabha passed the Right to Information(Amendment) Bill, 2019 on Monday, the Rajya Sabha gave its approval on Thursdayafter opposition walkout over what it said was "intimidation" tacticsby treasury benches to influence voting on the motion to send the Bill to aSelect Committee for greater scrutiny."Government is diluting RTI in order tohelp the corrupt steal from India. Strange that the normally vociferousanti-corruption crowd has suddenly disappeared," Gandhi said in a tweet.

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