Advani criticises PM`s statement on RTI Act

Last Updated: Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 13:07

Jabalpur: Observing that the RTI Act is an
effective device for making government transparent, BJP leader
LK Advani on Saturday criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s
statement favouring a "critical look" at the law and said his
party was opposed to any such move.

Advani said that only sometime back the government had
showered praise on the RTI Act, saying it had brought
transparency.

"My party is opposed to any reviewing of the RTI Act
because I do believe that it is an effective device for making
government transparent," he told reporters here.

He said the Prime Minister had made his comments at a
time when nobody was complaining about the RTI Act.

Criticising the government, the BJP leader said he had
"never seen a government more corrupt and more dysfunctional
and paralysed than this government."

Advani also said that he "liked the fact that Anna Hazare
had contradicted Prashant Bhushan`s comments," on Kashmir.

However, the BJP leader said he had not mentioned it
earlier as he did not want anyone to interpret that he was
happy at any sign of dissension in Team Anna.

About allegations against his own partymen of
distributing money to reporters, Advani said once the
allegations were brought to his notice, "I immediately spoke to
the state president (and asked) what is this, a question has
been raised to me about corruption and action has been taken."

PTI



First Published: Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 13:07

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