Cong attacks MP CM over RTI information issue

Opposition Congress today alleged that state Public Works Department officials were refusing to divulge information under RTI Act pertaining to the Madhya Pradesh chief minister and kin as they had been directed against doing so.

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2013, 20:02 PM IST

Bhopal: Opposition Congress today alleged that state Public Works Department officials were refusing to divulge information under RTI Act pertaining to Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his kin as they had been directed against doing so.

In a statement here, Congress`s leader of Opposition in MP Assembly, Ajay Singh, also alleged that Chouhan had caused a file to disappear which was related to Aditya Construction company, reportedly registered under the name of Chouhan`s brother, Rohit Singh Chouhan.

Singh said that when an applicant sought information about Aditya Construction under RTI Act, the PWD department, in a written reply dated May 31, 2013, told him that no such contractor was registered with them.

But when the same information was sought earlier by Congress MLA Purshottam Dangi, PWD had in a reply dated March 17, 2012, said that Aditya Construction was owned by Rohit Singh Chouhan and registered with the department as an `A-3` category contractor.
The category was later changed to `A-4` and then to `A-5`, Singh added. Singh said that the inconsistency in information provided by PWD about the same entity needed an explanation.
Singh demanded action against those involved in the file`s disappearance and also asked the CM to provide correct information under the RTI Act, failing which he threatened to take legal action.

PTI