Lucknow: The Congress Party on Wednesday said that Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje should voluntarily provide information on the foreign trips made by her, after an RTI query revealed that the state government has no information for the same between 2009 to 2013.
"Vasundhara ji has been the chief minister and has been the leader of opposition. I believe she should come forward and provide information about her foreign tours. Anyway, all details of ( foreign trips) are mentioned in the passport, so the government should have no problems in replying to the RTI," Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said.
"At the moment, we do not have our (Congress) government at the Centre. May be there might be a record and this government is not willing to disclose it....If there is no record available then the present Ministry of External Affairs ( MEA) is responsible for it nor the previous Ministry of External Affairs under the Congress (UPA regime). The Congress Government, which was in power 13 months before, is not responsible for it," he added.
As per an RTI query, the Rajasthan Government does not have any record about Raje's foreign tours between February 2009 and February 2013 when she was the Leader of Opposition in the state assembly.
RTI activist and teacher Satayanarayan Gujjar had reportedly sought details about the domestic and foreign tours of Raje and the then Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot between February 2009 and February 2013.
"Vasundhara ji has been a chief minister and has been the Leader of Opposition. I believe she should volunteer the information herself. Anyway, all details of foreign trips are mentioned in the passport, so the government should have no problems in replying to the RTI," Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said.